Online casinos in the Czech Republic

Online gambling in the Czech Republic has been legal since 2017. Regulator — Zákon č. 186/2016 Sb [1]. (ZHH). Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic is committed to protecting players. The Register of Excluded Individuals (RVO) currently prepared.

Online Casino Rating in Czech Republic
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Top 10 Casino Games in Czech Republic
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Fruit Shop
Fruit Shop
NetEnt
7 Sins
7 Sins
Play And Go
50 Dragons
50 Dragons
Aristocrat
Caramelo
Caramelo
R-franco
Joker10000
Joker10000
Betdigital
Desert Cats
Desert Cats
Scientific Games
Joker 81
Joker 81
Kajot
El Dioni
El Dioni
Mga
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Top Casino Software in Czech Republic
All casino software (252)

The operator of an online casino may be a legal entity. Its office should be in the Czech Republic (or a state member of the EU or is a party to the SES Agreement). External website owners must be registered in the Czech Republic and pay taxes.

E-gaming
E-gaming
95 games
Bfgames
Bfgames
58 games
Cego
Cego
60 games
World Match
World Match
45 games
Play And Go
Play And Go
141 games
Scientific Games
Scientific Games
81 games
Casino Technology
Casino Technology
143 games
Arrowsedge
Arrowsedge
57 games
Quickspin
Quickspin
68 games
Xinggaming
Xinggaming
64 games
All casino software (252)

Czech online casino legislation

Online casino license

Permission of the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic

Law

Zákon č. 186/2016 Sb. (ZHH)

Taxes

The tax rate is:

  • 35% — for the lottery, technical games;
  • 23% — for sweepstakes, bingo, live sports, foreign currency bets.

From January 1, 2020, the government was supposed to increase tax rates in the Czech Republic. Live games and bingo — 30% of gross income, sports betting — 25%. But in Law No. 187/2016 Coll. «On Tax on Gambling» [2] dated May 26, 2016, no changes were made.

Penalties for players

No

Penalties for illegal gambling

The owner of the website is responsible for any violation of applicable law.
Administrative fines (Czech crowns) depending on the violations:

For individuals up to:

  • 40,000
  • 500,000
  • 1,000,000.

For legal entities and individuals-entrepreneurs to:

  • 500,000
  • 1,000,000
  • 3,000,000
  • 50,000,000.

Violators prohibited from gambling for a maximum of 2 years

The main language

Czech

Payment systems

Visa, Skrill, MasterCard, Maestro, PaysafeCard, Western Union

Server, online casino equipment must locate in the territory of a Member State of the EU or the EEA

Responsibilities of the regulatory authority in the Czech Republic

Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic (Ministry) issues, changes or revokes a license.

His responsibilities include:

  1. Monitoring compliance with the current Czech ZHH.
  2. The study of gambling in the country.
  3. Issuing a mandate for professional assessment and certification of online casino servers.
  4. Maintaining a list of online operators illegal in the Czech Republic and the Register of Individuals Excluded from Gambling.

Information on legal regulations, lists of online casinos is on the Ministry's website [3].

Online gambling games for which you need to get a license in the Czech Republic:

  • sports betting;
  • lottery;
  • tote;
  • bingo;
  • live match (with a dealer or against each other).

The list includes online casino operators with a license from the Czech regulator.

If a resident of another country plays in an online casino in the Czech Republic, he acts as a resident of the Czech Republic.
To take part in the Czech online casino, you need to register. A player can have one account on the website of one operator.

  • To register, you need:
  • provide identification and contact information;
  • choose the type of self-restrictive measures or reject their installation;
  • enter information on the payment account or card for crediting winnings and withdrawing deposits.

The operator checks the identity and age of the player. He may ask for a copy of an identity card or other document proving that the participant is over 18 years old.

After 30 days, the account will activate. Before this, a temporary report created to be active for a maximum of 90 days.

Ministry measures to protect players

The operator is obliged to publish legible and accessible information for participants on the online casino website:

  • Contacts of institutions involved in the prevention and treatment of problems associated with ludomania.
  • Prohibition of participation in online casinos for persons under the age of 18.
  • Warning that gambling may have negative consequences for those involved (addiction).

After entering the account, the operator obliged to offer participants to use self-restrictive measures.

The Ministry is preparing to launch the Register of Individuals Excluded from Participation in Gambling. Participants will be able to apply for inclusion in this list. Some individuals will be brought in there automatically (receiving benefits, with a dependency problem, banned from playing by court order).

For operators, the Ministry on April 7, 2020, launched the «RVO Playground» — this is the information system of the Register of individuals excluded from participation in gambling. Through the RVO platform, operators can carry out continuous remote verification of the identity and age of persons registering in online casinos in real-time.

Technical support and contacts for addicted players in the Czech Republic

Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Czechia
Psychiatric Clinic of the University Hospital Hradec Kralove
Psychiatric Clinic of the University Hospital Hradec Kralove
Sokolská 581, 500 05 Hradec Králové - Nový Hradec Králové
Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Legerova 1581/69, 118 10 Praha 1
FAQ about Online Casinos in Czechia
What are the self-restrictive measures for players in the Czech Republic?

For bingo and live games: maximum spending for one day, one month, and the number of visits per month.

For bets: maximum spending for one day, one calendar month, and maximum rate for one day, one calendar month.

For live games:

  • maximum spending for one day, one calendar month;
  • the maximum rate for one day, one calendar month;
  • number of visits for one calendar month;
  • the period during which the player is not allowed to participate in the online casino after exiting the account.
What data entered in the Register of Excluded Persons (RVO)?

In the Register are identification data, date of entry, and the reason why an individual included in this list.

 

Where can I find out about Czech licensed and illegal online casinos?

The rating of legal gambling operators in the Czech Republic presented on the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic.
The list of illegal online casinos in the Czech Republic can view on the same site as of July 1, 2019. The list includes such Internet addresses: 1xbet.com, thelotter.com, webmoneycasino.com, betworld.com, bosscasino.eu, sportingbull.com, eatsleepbet.com, cz.sportingbull174.com, lottoevents.com.
According to the current law, the list of illegal Internet games should contain information: website address, unique identifier of the payment account, date of introduction, and deletion of previous data.