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October 28, 2021

A project for a gaming venue in Neuchâtel town was approved

Zurich to get a casino next year

(Switzerland).- Swiss biggest city looks set to finally get a fully-fledged casino following cabinet’s decision to grant additional applications. Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga said the cabinet chose a project with an unrestricted license from among five applications in Zurich.

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project for a casino with a restricted license in the town of Neuchâtel was also approved.

Sommaruga said both projects fulfilled all the necessary criteria, including quality management, capital, security, anti-money laundering and social measures. Both casinos, still to be formally granted licences, are expected to open their doors to the public next year.

This means Switzerland will have eight A casinos – with an unrestricted licence that allows many different table games, slot machines and with no real capping on maximum bets – and 13 casinos with a B license.

The applicants for the Zurich casino pledged to make the new gaming establishment into a top entertainment venue for tourists.

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