If the money is not paid, the player remains unprotected. The Polish Gambling Act does not protect illegal casino players. By contacting law enforcement, you can get an administrative fine and criminal punishment.
Online casinos in Poland
The online casino activities in Poland were reformed in 2017 by amendments to the Gambling Act. A significant change was the establishment of a state monopoly on most online entertainment. Private operators can provide two types of games — bets and lotteries.
National providers do not block virtual gambling establishments on European Union domains with international licenses.
Legislation on online casinos in Poland
Online casino license
Gambling Act (dated November 19, 2009, as amended on May 26, 2011, and January 1, 2017), Poland
The basic Law
Gambling Act (2009)
Tax for operators
12% of annual revenue
Winning tax for players
Sanctions for operators
Revocation or cancellation of the license, criminal, administrative liability for significant violations of the law
Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Neteller
Regulation and Licensing
Online games in Poland are regulated by the Gambling Act of 2009 and the decrees of the Minister of Finance. Local operators (sites with the .pl domain) receive permission for virtual bets and lotteries. They are not allowed to provide slot machines and card games to participants.
The license for a virtual casino in Poland is called «for sites». The legislation regulates the order, the volume of data archiving, the information and communication technology system, controls the course of the game, and the number of possible wins. Payments records are sent to the tax office.
The authorized capital of the licensee should be 4 million zloty for land and online casinos and 2 million zloty for bets and bingo.
To open an online casino in Poland, the supplier must:
- conduct software certification;
- provide documents in Polish, certified by a notary public;
- confirm the security of the players.
Documentation is considered six months from the date of application. A positive result is an approval by the Minister of Finance of Poland.
Technical Support for Players. Contacts for addicted players and their relatives
After amendments to the law (2017), European online casino providers began to leave the Polish market. But some operators provide services through the mirror.
If the game is played in an institution officially registered in Poland, 12% is deducted from each bet. Winning is taxed by a commission of a financial institution or a payment system through which money is withdrawn.