“The Long Wait for Swiss Online Casinos”

Dr Simon Planzer on Swiss public TV commenting on some of the reasons why very few licensed online casino offers are available to Swiss customers. Since 1 July, 4 Swiss online offers are supposed to be online – but they have been struggling seeing their offers approved.


“Glücksspiel-Regulierung und Glücksspiel-Sucht: Annahmen und Fakten”

In a few weeks, ‘Editions Weblaw’ publishes a new book on gaming regulation by Simon Planzer:
“Glücksspiel-Regulierung und Glücksspiel-Sucht: Annahmen und Fakten –
Die nationale Glücksspielsucht-Forschung im Lichte des internationalen empirischen Erkenntnisstands”.
(Gambling Regulation and Gambling Addiction: Assumptions and Facts –
The National Research on Gambling Addiction in the Light of the International Empirical Evidence)

The book contrast popular assumptions regarding the regulation of gaming with empirical facts. Considering this global scope, it is relevant for readers outside Switzerland, too, and of particular interest for regulators, gaming lawyers, funding bodies and scholars with an interest in addiction and lifestyle risks.

For inquiries on the book, you can contact the author at planzer@preview-web02.151898.aweb.preview-site.ch. You can order the book with the author or directly at the publishing house:
Weblaw AG, +41 31 380 57 77, info@weblaw.ch, ISBN no of the book: 978-3-906230-39-9.

“Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction”

Springer International Publishing has released Planzer’s book “Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction”. The book offers the first comprehensive presentation and analysis of European gambling law, providing a novel view on gambling at the intersection of law and science. It has been warmly welcomed in the gaming law community. Anthony Cabot noted:

“Simon Planzer’s book “Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction” is a wonderful example of the application of evidence-based thought to gaming regulation and policy. Such analytic and well written work is essential if gaming regulation hopes to achieve policy goals. One hopes that it will find a place on every policy maker’s bookshelf.”

Anthony N. Cabot
Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, Las Vegas
Former President of the International Masters of Gaming Law
Adjunct Faculty Member, Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Author and editor of numerous books and journals in the field of gaming law

The book can be ordered here: