Gambling at casinos spread throughout the country of Switzerland

From Bern to Geneva to St. Moritz and at all points in between are located land-based casinos in Switzerland. Check out details and information on some of the 19 gaming houses in the Alpine country dead smack in the middle of Western Europe.
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Switzerland land-based casinos – 19 casino outlets in the country

Switzerland, that country long known for its state of peaceful individual freedom, reflects its philosophy in the healthy land-based casino industry there. Currently 19 casinos do business in Switzerland, dotted throughout the country with essentially one in each major town in the Alpine land.

Locations for casinos in Switzerland include Geneva, Bern, Basel, Bad Ragaz, Baden, Courrendin, Crans-Montana, Davos-Platz, Granges-Paccot, Interlaken, Locarno, Lugano, Luzern, Mendrisio, Montreux, Pfaeffikon, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen and St. Moritz.

Perhaps the most notorious of all Swiss gaming houses is the Montreux casino – and not even for the gaming. First built in 1881, the Montreux burned to the ground in 1971 during a Frank Zappa concert. Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” actually tells of the incident, while a Zappa bootleg features the event in the track entitled “Swiss Cheese/Fire.” The place was rebuilt and reopened in 1975.


How many casinos get mention in two rock ‘n’ roll songs? That’s the situation with the Montreux Casino in Switzerland, the legendary fire at which in 1971 was immortalized on tracks by Deep Purple and Frank Zappa.
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