Swiss regulators blacklist 65 international gambling operators

When Swiss voters went to the polls and approved a sprawling new set of gambling regulations they did so with the knowledge that one day their government would create a blacklist of unapproved operators who weren't partnered with local companies. Those operators would then have their IP addresses blocked from Swiss players and would be…

Switzerland launches regulated online gambling with four new licenses

Swiss lawmakers issued four new online gambling licenses to local operators who will be the first online casinos to legally serve Swiss players. The licenses went, as the law allows, to already established, local operators who will be responsible for launching the newly opened regulated Swiss online gambling market (though how open it is when…

Swiss Voters Support Gambling Bill That Blocks International Competition

The Swiss are generally known as a gentile, very polite group of people but they have a message for international online gambling operators, "Stay out of our country!" That seems to be the message the Swiss people are sending with their overwhelming support of a new gambling law that will block foreign gaming sites from…

Swiss Casino Offers Lawmaker a Board Seat…But They Want Something in Exchange

Ever since the dawn of the internet gambling era, European casinos and governments have struggled to come up with ways to protect their places in the established gaming market. Usually, these efforts involve throwing up roadblocks to international competitors such expensive application fees or having local internet service providers block outside operators from the local…