Company history

Since 1882, the neo-baroque palace building of the Grand Casino Luzern has been enthroned on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The picturesque location, impressive architecture and stylish furnishings made the architectural bijou a place of encounter and entertainment even back then.

The former Kursaal

In 1882, the former Kursaal was created in the city of Lucerne. The neo-baroque palace building entirely based on the architectural model of the French Renaissance has always characterized the lakeside landscape of Lake Lucerne.

Neo-baroque architectural style

The neo-baroque style of the building can be found in all rooms. This is preserved to this day, contrasting Lucerne's diverse past with the modern lifestyle of the present.

Today's Restaurant Olivo

The former dining room enchants the guests of the restaurant Olivo, today. The chandelier has since been preserved and gloriously decorates the ceilings of the fine dining restaurant.

Today's Restaurant Dolce Vita

The basic idea of a terrace restaurant, and thus of culinary enjoyment directly on the Lucerne lake promenade, existed from the very beginning and enjoyed great popularity then as now. Together with moments of enjoyment, today's Restaurant Dolce Vita creates a place to relax and linger - in keeping with the credo "Enjoyment by the lake".

Today's Casineum

The Casineum is still reminiscent of its original form, the theater hall of that time. The beautiful stuccowork adorns the facades as it did more than 100 years ago and conjures up this unique ambience in the room.

The current building

The picturesque location on the shores of Lake Lucerne and the stylish furnishings throughout make the Grand Casino Luzern a special place to this day. Today, the magnificent interiors house the gaming area, the gourmet Restaurant Olivo and the Casineum, the Spiegelsalon and the Panoramasaal - and offer visitors exciting entertainment in a stylish atmosphere at its best.

Kursaal building

The Kursaal building is being built on the French model by a Parisian company (SA Immobilière de Lucerne) and opens its doors directly on Lake Lucerne.

Grand Casino Luzern

Grand Casino Luzern is granted a concession for land-based gaming operations and opens as the first A-Casino in Switzerland.

Poker Circle Swiss Open

The poker tournament series PCSO is launched.

Lucerne Kurhaus Society

The predecessor company of today's Kursaal-Casino AG Luzern was founded.


With the Casineum, one of the most popular and busiest event venues in Lucerne opens its doors.

The Grand Casino Luzern receives the concession extension for an online casino and launches, one of the first online casinos in Switzerland.


The terrace of the Kursaal is converted into a conference hall. Today, the Panoramasaal serves as a location for a variety of different events.

Restaurant Olivo

With a new name, the Restaurant Olivo enriches the Kursaal building with a restaurant of versatile Mediterranean cuisine, awarded with 16 GaultMillau points.

Restaurant Dolce Vita

With a new gastronomy concept, the terrace restaurant Restaurant Dolce Vita expands the culinary offer and creates a place to relax.

Opening hours

Jackpot Casino - Slot machine area

Sunday to Thursday

11:00 - 03:00

Friday, Saturday and before public holidays

11:00 - 05:00

Grand Jeu - table games area

Sunday to Thursday

15:00 - 03:00

Friday, Saturday and before public holidays

15:00 - 05:00