Gambling, casinos, slot halls and online casinos in Czech Republic

Gambling activities in the Czech Republic are legalized, and the number of traditional casinos spread throughout the country exceeds 100. According to the official statistics of the Czech Ministry of Finance, the total revenue from home gambling market came to CZK 39.8 billion (USD 1.77 billion) in 2017 (https://calvinayre.com/2018/06/28/business/czech-online-gambling-market-spikes/). The casino revenue in 2017 amounted to EUR 240 million (https://www.statista.com/statistics/545559/casino-gaming-revenue-czech-republic/).

The Czech Republic used to have more slot machines per capita than any other European country, but following the introduction of new legislation (2017), more than 450 Czech municipalities implemented total bans on slot machines. Revenue from regulated gambling in the Czech Republic fell 21.3% in 2018 to CZK 31.3 billion (USD 1.4 billion), the decline due to a lower contribution from slot machines (https://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/slot-decline-hits-czech-gambling-market-2018). The so-called “kvizomats” (quiz machines) popped up in place of banned slot machines.

Online Casinos in Czech Republic

Chance.cz
Chance.cz
2.1
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Ifortuna CZ
Ifortuna CZ
1.9
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Ifortuna CZ
Betor.cz
Betor.cz
2.4
no reviews
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Betor.cz
Synot Tip
Synot Tip
2.7
no reviews
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Synot Tip
Sazka Online Casino
Sazka Online Casino
2.7
no reviews
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Sazka Online Casino
Pokerstars Casino CZ
Pokerstars Casino CZ
2.8
no reviews
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Pokerstars Casino CZ
TipSport
TipSport
2.2
no reviews
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TipSport
Partypoker.cz
Partypoker.cz
1.6
no reviews
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Partypoker.cz
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Casino in Czech Republic

Casino Victory Brno
Casino Victory Brno
Popůvky, Czech Republic
4.3
2 reviews
Hotel, Restaurant
Casino Victory Brno
Merkur Casino Prague Na Pankraci
Merkur Casino Prague Na Pankraci
Prague, Czech Republic
3.4
no reviews
Merkur Casino Prague Na Pankraci
Casino Admiral Eldorado
Casino Admiral Eldorado
Dolní Folmava, Czech Republic
4.0
1 review
Hotel
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Merkur Casino Teplice
Merkur Casino Teplice
Teplice, Czech Republic
3.8
no reviews
Merkur Casino Teplice
Casino Rebuy Stars Central Kladno
Casino Rebuy Stars Central Kladno
Kladno, Czech Republic
2.5
no reviews
Casino Rebuy Stars Central Kladno
Casino San Marco Koprivnice
Casino San Marco Koprivnice
Kopřivnice, Czech Republic
4.2
no reviews
Casino San Marco Koprivnice
Casino Bonver Tago Valasske Mezirici
Casino Bonver Tago Valasske Mezirici
Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic
3.4
no reviews
Casino Bonver Tago Valasske Mezirici
Jacks Casino Kutna Hora
Jacks Casino Kutna Hora
Hlízov, Czech Republic
4.1
no reviews
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Jacks Casino Kutna Hora
Viva! Casino Prague
Viva! Casino Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
3.8
no reviews
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Viva! Casino Prague
Casino Bonver Cernotin
Casino Bonver Cernotin
Černotín, Czech Republic
3.7
no reviews
Casino Bonver Cernotin
Casino Kajot Intacto Tabor
Casino Kajot Intacto Tabor
Sezimovo Ústí, Czech Republic
4.5
no reviews
Casino Kajot Intacto Tabor
Casino Star Marianske Lazne Hl. trida
Casino Star Marianske Lazne Hl. trida
Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic
3.3
no reviews
Hotel, Restaurant
Casino Star Marianske Lazne Hl. trida
Casino Kartac Elektra Ostrava
Casino Kartac Elektra Ostrava
Ostrava, Czech Republic
3.5
no reviews
Casino Kartac Elektra Ostrava
Casino Kajot Intacto Hodonin
Casino Kajot Intacto Hodonin
Hodonín, Czech Republic
3.8
no reviews
Casino Kajot Intacto Hodonin
Casino Bonver Ostrava Nadrazni
Casino Bonver Ostrava Nadrazni
Ostrava, Czech Republic
3.6
no reviews
Casino Bonver Ostrava Nadrazni
Casino Pupp
Casino Pupp
Carlsbad, Czech Republic
4.6
no reviews
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Slot Halls in Czech Republic

Casino Kajot Planet Games Gemini Pohorelice
Casino Kajot Planet Games Gemini Pohorelice
Pohořelice, Czech Republic
3.5
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Casino Kajot Planet Games Gemini Pohorelice
Playroom Viktoria Play Turnov
Playroom Viktoria Play Turnov
Turnov, Czech Republic
3.2
no reviews
Playroom Viktoria Play Turnov
Club Bonver Havlickuv Brod
Club Bonver Havlickuv Brod
Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
3.7
no reviews
Club Bonver Havlickuv Brod
Casino Admiral Pribram
Casino Admiral Pribram
Zdaboř, Czech Republic
3.6
no reviews
Casino Admiral Pribram
Casino Star Prague Na Perstyne
Casino Star Prague Na Perstyne
Prague, Czech Republic
2.5
no reviews
Casino Star Prague Na Perstyne
Casino Bonver Prostejov
Casino Bonver Prostejov
Prostějov, Czech Republic
4.1
no reviews
Casino Bonver Prostejov
Casino Kajot Intacto Protivin
Casino Kajot Intacto Protivin
Protivín, Czech Republic
5.0
no reviews
Casino Kajot Intacto Protivin
Playroom Kajot Intacto Kutna Hora Kollarova
Playroom Kajot Intacto Kutna Hora Kollarova
Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
3.3
no reviews
Playroom Kajot Intacto Kutna Hora Kollarova
Casino Pilsen Luna
Casino Pilsen Luna
Plzeň, Czech Republic
4.0
no reviews
Casino Pilsen Luna
Club Bonver Loket
Club Bonver Loket
Loket, Czech Republic
4.2
no reviews
Club Bonver Loket
Casino Kajot Intacto Pardubice
Casino Kajot Intacto Pardubice
Pardubice, Czech Republic
4.4
no reviews
Casino Kajot Intacto Pardubice
Casino Star Excalibur Hradec Kralove
Casino Star Excalibur Hradec Kralove
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
2.6
no reviews
Casino Star Excalibur Hradec Kralove
Casino Admiral Dedice
Casino Admiral Dedice
Vyškov, Czech Republic
3.9
no reviews
Casino Admiral Dedice
Playroom Star Arena Chodov U Porcelanky
Playroom Star Arena Chodov U Porcelanky
Chodov, Czech Republic
3.3
no reviews
Playroom Star Arena Chodov U Porcelanky
Casino Bonver Meteor Orlova
Casino Bonver Meteor Orlova
Orlová, Czech Republic
4.0
no reviews
Casino Bonver Meteor Orlova
Playroom Tip Games Duchcov
Playroom Tip Games Duchcov
Duchcov, Czech Republic
3.8
no reviews
Playroom Tip Games Duchcov
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Laws and Regulators

The new legislative framework for gambling was introduced in 2017. Act No. 186/2016 Coll. (https://www.mfcr.cz/cs/legislativa/legislativni-dokumenty/2016/zakon-c-186-2016-sb-25992), On Gambling (abbreviated as ZHH), regulates gambling in the Czech Republic. The key aims of the new law are stricter state supervision, taxation, sanctioning illegal gambling operators, and the elimination of compulsive gambling.

For the first time, ZHH introduced complex regulation for online gambling. In accordance with the law, the legal gambling age in the country is 18. All information and data related to gambling operations must be provided in Czech. Gambling is prohibited at schools and facilities for children and youth as well as at health-care and religious facilities. ZHH also specifies all forms of legal gambling.

The Czech Ministry of Finance is the body responsible for regulating gambling and granting licenses. The Ministry of Finance provides timely information on gambling legislation, legal operators, and other gambling issues on its official website (https://www.mfcr.cz/cs/soukromy-sektor/hazardni-hry). Department 73 (Procedures and Gambling Regulation) within the Ministry of Finance examines the issues in the area of gambling, analyzes its current situation in the country, and supervises the observance of ZHH. It also maintains a register of individuals excluded from gambling and a list of unauthorized online operators. The list of legal gambling operators is published on the Ministry’s website every month (https://www.mfcr.cz/cs/soukromy-sektor/hazardni-hry/prehledy-a-statistiky/prehledy-legalnich-provozovatelu-whiteli/2019/seznam-legalnich-provozovatelu-hazardnic-36311).

Land Based Casinos

In accordance with ZHH, most land-based casinos were re-licensed in 2018. There are at least 20 casinos in Prague. Casinos operate throughout all the territory of the Czech Republic. They are numerous in hotels and resorts. Casinos offer poker, casino games, and various slot machines. The law prohibits complimentary food or drink. Casinos allow free entry. ZHH requires casinos to verify the identity and age of each of their visitors on entering a casino, so visitors must show their passport or Schengen ID. The individuals who are under 18 are not allowed to enter a casino. Casino operators keep daily records of all visitors. Casinos are also obliged to help gamblers exercise self-control.

Online Gambling

Online gambling has been fully legal and regulated in the Czech Republic since January 2017. Online gambling generated CZK 8.3 billion (USD 370 million) in 2017, representing about one-fifth of the overall gambling market. Revenue from online casinos, which Czech operators were not allowed to offer until the country revised its gaming law, totaled over CZK 2 billion (https://calvinayre.com/2018/06/28/business/czech-online-gambling-market-spikes/).

Foreign operators must be registered in the country and pay taxes. Unlicensed websites are blocked. Individuals who participate in online games in the Czech Republic while being residents in another country are treated like Czech residents. In accordance with ZHH, the age and identity verification are mostly done via OpenID services, or players can be asked to provide a copy of their ID, or other official document proving that they are 18 and older.

Imposing a new gambling regulatory structure resulted in most internationally licensed online operators exiting the market rather than paying the new taxes. A few international operators began coming back. PokerStars (https://www.pokerstarslive.com/ept/prague/) and PartyPoker (https://en.partypoker.cz/) are active international operators who have been granted new Czech licenses.

The list of unauthorized online operators is published on the Ministry of Finance website (https://www.mfcr.cz/cs/soukromy-sektor/hazardni-hry/seznam-nepovolenych-internetovych-her/2019/zverejnovane-udaje-ze-seznamu-nepovoleny-35797).

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