Legal online gambling in Switzerland will be restricted to just a handful of local casinos starting today. The new gambling laws took effect on July 1st, one year after 73% of the voters agreed on a major industry major overhaul.
Opponents of Switzerland’s controversial new online gambling law have collected enough signatures to force the law to a public referendum. The new gambling law will be put on a national ballot and the public will be given the opportunity to vote for or against the law.
News that Switzerland would eventually pass new online gambling laws has been circulating since at least 2013. It took a good four years, but those rumours finally turned into reality after the Swedish legislature approved new gambling laws late last month.