Swiss online casinos: 2 new operators arriving at the end of 2020
With the unprecedented and difficult circumstances surrounding Covid-19, the development of online services is in prime position to flourish. Neither professionals nor players are surprised by the creation of new Swiss online casinos considering the current phenomenon. Following the release of 7Melons, 2 new operators are getting ready for their entrance into the digital gambling market. The upcoming platforms from Casino du Lac Meyrin (Genève) and Casino Barrière (Montreux) are piquing the curiosity of many a gambling fan. Casinonews takes a look at this new development.
Casino Barrière’s “big gamble” on their next platform
It should come as no surprise that the health crisis caused by Covid-19 has deeply impacted land-based casinos in Switzerland. And although the rules and regulations to limit the spread of the virus are being implemented, players are still concerned about the potential of transmission, leading to negative effects for these establishments. Jérôme Colin, director of the Casino Barrière de Montreux, spoke on the subject:
“In order to comply with health directives from the government, we have moved forward with the closure of our establishment until June. Of course, we have observed a 15% decrease in attendance compared to 2019. And while there were fewer players, their average budget was higher based on our estimations. Such that, our revenue was almost the same as the previous year. In total, between 45,000 and 50,000 of our loyal players responded to the call.”
Although this statement was good for Casino Barrière de Montreux, fans were troubled by other comments from Jérôme Colin. In fact, the progressive and continuing loss of players at table games is leading to considerable losses for the establishment. What’s the reason for this phenomenon? It can be explained by the absence of Asian and Middle Eastern clients.
The upcoming launch of Casino Barriere’s online platform is a crucial move for the casino. What’s their goal? To become profitable by the second or third year of the platform’s arrival on the market. And although online casinos are enjoying an ever increasing popularity in Switzerland since the introduction of the new laws on gambling, the trustworthiness and quality of services still remain an important feature in order to obtain profitable results.
The launch of Casino Barrière’s platform is scheduled for the end of 2020 / beginning of 2021.
Pasino.ch, a particularly promising operator
Pasino.ch, the upcoming site from Casino du Lac Meyrin is also getting ready to join the list of online casinos recognized by the CFMJ. Initially planned for a August 2020 release, the platform has suffered a slight delay to its highly anticipated launch. Based on our sources, the delayed release is due to work to further improve features to reassure players.
With exclusive and attractive bonuses, a premium catalogue of games and a unique client support service, Pasino.ch is piquing the curiosity of players with its promise. Although the operator’s site only displays a single page as of the writing of this article, the partnership with the reknown European giant, Partouche, indicates good things to come for fans of slot machines, table games and Live Casino games. Come back in a few weeks / months to see if Casino du Lac Meyrin meets these expectations!