This casino is owned and operated by Swiss Casinos Holding AG, which is a large company based in Zurich with a focus on the gambling industry in Switzerland. Since 1970 this company has been owned by Swiss nationals and they are the only company in the country that have significant holdings in their five casinos.
Swiss Casino Pfäffikon-Zürichsee (Lake Zurich) has a total of 10 gaming tables and 158 slot machines for guests to play. Their games are spread across the main gaming floor, with separate designated smoking areas available. Aside from gambling, there are several high-class dining venues as well.
If you are looking for something besides to do besides gambling before spending the evenings at Swiss Casino Pfäffikon-Zürichsee, then you may want to explore the historical squares and districts, or the city’s churches and art. There are many interesting sights in this Roman city, with fascinating architectural structures around almost every corner.
The airport in Zurich has its own train station which will take you right into the center of the city in about 10 minutes. From the airport, you can also take a bus or streetcar, or simply rent a car to get to the casino. If driving, there should be no problem finding a place to park, as there are more than 400 parking spaces in the front lot.
The legal gambling age is 18 years old in Switzerland and you must produce a valid ID to enter. Passports, IDs and driver’s licenses are all accepted. The dress code here is smart/casual and flip flops, sandals, crocs, dirty clothes, snow boots, clothing with military designs and tank tops for men are all prohibited.
The small but spacious Swiss Casino Pfäffikon-Zürichsee is housed in a modern looking building, but the décor inside was obviously inspired by a Las Vegas casino. This means most of the casino is dimly lit, but there lights above each table and plenty of the color on the floors, walls and furniture.
Slots enthusiasts will be able to enjoy playing as soon as the casino opens at 12 PM every day but the table games do not open up until 5 PM between Monday and Friday, and at 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The casino closes at 3 AM on weekdays but at 4 AM on Friday and Saturday.
Visitors to this casino will be able to enjoy a number of the more traditional table games as well as a substantial selection of gaming machines. There are a couple of poker tables that can be found in a separate room that will host small tournaments and cash games.
There are 10 tables at Swiss Casino Pfäffikon-Zürichsee and these will offer a mix of traditional and more modern table games with trained dealers and/or croupiers operating them. Blackjack is one of those games and is usually well-populated at this casino with the rules for this game stating that the dealer sticks on 17 or above and twists on anything below.
American Roulette, Pokerrun and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker are the remaining table games at Swiss Casino Pfäffikon-Zürichsee. The two latter games are variations of traditional poker that pits players against the dealer. Minimum bets will very table to table at this casino but generally, these are more on the lower side of the scale.
Among the 158 gaming machines at Swiss Casino Pfäffikon-Zürichsee, you will find that minimum bets start as low as 0.01 CHF. This will not be the case for all machines but you will not have much trouble finding those that allow it. Of the machines available to play, a large majority are slot machines while you will also be able to enjoy some video poker or sit at an electronic roulette machine.
These machines have been developed by leading slots companies such as Novomatic, Bally, IGT and WMS with some of them being progressive jackpot slots that will allow you to win one of three collective jackpots at the casino. These include the silver, gold and diamond jackpots with the latter being the largest.
Swiss Casino Pfäffikon-Zürichsee uses a new card system but still allows the use of currencies when playing the slots. This system allows you to top it up with cash at one machine and then any winnings will be added to it so that you do not have to mess around with coins after you win. Simply carry your card to other machines or go and cash it in after your session to collect your winnings.
This branch is a “casino only” property and therefore it does not offer a hotel or accommodations for visitors. There are however, more than 200 hotels in and around the city ranging from youth hostels to luxury hotels. The Royal Hotel Zurich, a 3-star hotel runs about 210 CHF per room per night, while at the top end you may book at the Storchen Hotel for 520 CHF per night.
Restaurant PUR offers superb views of the lake while you enjoy a gastronomical experience. There is an open kitchen and two chef’s tables, seating 8 people at each table.
The Punto Restaurant is a trendy Italian venue. Nippon Sun offers Japanese specialities such as sukiyaki and sashimi which is prepared in front of the guests.
The Puls is a popular meeting place which serves coffee, drinks, and chocolate delicacies. They also have smoothies and other drinks on their menu.