PokerStars to Move Back Into Switzerland

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Online poker giant PokerStars has signed an agreement with Casino Davos and will re-enter the Swiss gaming market as a result.

The agreement will see PokerStars operating under a .ch domain, although players will also be able to sign up for an account using the Casino777 betting site. PokerStars pulled out of the Swiss market two years ago as Switzerland implemented regulated online gaming.

Under the agreement, Casino777 will handle customer support that matches up with the country's regulations. Financial transactions will also be handled by the company, with PokerStars' handling the backbone for the variety of different games.

Commenting on the deal StadtCasino Baden Group's Robert Kocher said, "I can assure everyone that the joint teams from PokerStars and Casino777 are working almost around the clock in order to be able to go live as quickly as possible.

"The preparatory work for this launch has been going on for months. The project is not completely without challenges. All provisions of Swiss legislation must be complied with, for example with regard to player protection or money laundering prevention."

It's expected that the PokerStars service will be ready to launch sometime in July.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.