Flughafen Zurich AG, the company that operates Zurich Airport in Switzerland, is looking to create a casino at the airport when the next batch of gaming licenses is awarded.
The company is partnering with Swiss Casinos AG, which already owns outright or holds an overwhelming majority stake in three Swiss casinos, an equal share in a fourth and a minority stake in a fifth property.
The government is expected to decide on the new licenses in the next several weeks. The Zurich canton has no casino to date.
The developers consider the airport to be a good location for a casino. There is ample parking and excellent public transportation, and the airport itself is an international transit point, handling 60,000 passengers a day.