Main Provisions of the Proposed Gambling Laws and Regulations in Switzerland
The Article 52 of the MGA. A person needs to be 18 or older to be able to participate in gambling activities in Switzerland. All gambling activities are forbidden for people outside this age range.
Article 53 is equally important as it stipulates that athletes and coaches from professional teams can't bet in events of their same discipline. In this way, the integrity of the sport is preserved.
Licenses are different for land-based and online casinos. Licensing is the most important difference as land-based casinos have to request their licenses through cantonal authorities, and online-based casinos must do it through the Swiss Gambling Commissions.
Advertising for online casino sites tends to be more regulated as it is easier to advertise in channels that might potentially have minors as recipients, so online casinos have limited channels to make their advertising.
Online casinos are obligated by law to implement several systems to protect players from negative gambling behaviors. They need to implement systems like self-exclusion lists and deposit limits. While these tools are only for online casinos, some land-based operators decide to offer them as additional safety measures.