Parliamentarians in Switzerland are now working on a bill that would soften the tense atmosphere around the gambling business. Several mayors from the Federal Council initiated the changes in the legislation. It is planned to cancel taxes on winnings.
The press Secretariat of the Parliament commented on the new bill, noting that the provisions of the already existing act will be retained. As it was before, taxes paid to the casino state will be transferred to the basic pension savings. Last year, such payments amounted to more than three hundred million Swiss francs.
Features of gambling business in the country
Gambling business in Switzerland is supervised by officials of the Federal Commission. According to them, it follows that now there are twenty-one operating casino in the country. On site www.resuko.ch can find a list where the best of them are collected. All of it is conditionally divided into two segments. The first group of institutions of this kind is allowed to have in the range of only two hundred and fifty slot machines. The maximum rate that a visitor can make is twenty-five Swiss francs. You can also win a limited amount – no more than twenty-five thousand. There are thirteen such casinos in Switzerland. The other eight institutions are not constrained by such restrictions.
Gambling Swiss have long been languishing in anticipation of the opening of a new casino in Zurich. It must also be subject to the new law. Win in this institution will be the biggest jackpot in the country-1 million 300 thousand Swiss francs.
Statistics show that in 2015, five million residents and visitors visited the casino in Switzerland.