Zurich will open its very first casino, Swiss Casinos Zurich, on 1 November 2012 in the Haus Ober building (Upper House), located in the downtown area of the city.
Refurbishments to the building began in September 2011 and cost about AUD41.77mil. Under the artistic direction of Steelman Partners, a well-known architect and design firm in the casino business, the Zurich casino features a sleek, contemporary look and feel with warm earthy tones running through the establishment.
Offering first class facilities, bar and dining options, entertainment as well as more than 26 gaming tables and 400 slot machines across 4000 square metres of space, the casino will largely cater to the high-end and corporate markets.
Swiss Casinos Zurich is part of the city’s ongoing urban development initiative and adds to the other 19 casinos in the country. In Zurich, it will add to the city’s existing range of attractions for the 1.5 million inhabitants of the greater Zurich area, catering to the yearly 16 million local day-trip visitors and more than 4.5 million yearly tourists.
Source = Switzerland Tourism