Åland-based charitable gaming operator Paf has been selected to power the new online casino offering for Switzerland’s Grand Casino Luzern.

Following an extensive selection process, Paf was chosen as a technology partner by Grand Casino Luzern (Lucerne), one of four casinos to be approved by the Swiss Federal Council to launch online.

Grand Casino Luzern will launch its mycasino.ch site this summer, with Paf supplying the technical platform, games and operational support.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Paf to bring its know-how and competence in player protection to the Swiss market in the long term,” said Paf CEO Christer Fahlstedt. “We are very pleased that Grand Casino Luzern has chosen us as a partner.

“There is a strong mutual understanding behind the collaboration and I am convinced that together we will succeed well in Switzerland – where only four online gaming licences have been distributed to date.”

Grand Casino Luzern CEO Wolfgang Bliem added: “Paf will be our strategic know-how partner with the right technology. They have been pioneers in online gaming and we believe that Paf can give us the experience and innovation needed to establish an online casino quickly in the Swiss market.

“Paf has a long history of stable ownership and they are also well known for their responsible gaming, which makes them an excellent partner for us.”

Earlier this week the Swiss Federal Council approved online licenses for Grand Casino Luzern and three other Swiss casinos, Grand Casino Baden, Casino Davos, and Casino Pfäffikon. All four venues had applied for licensure last month.