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  • Capital City: Prague
  • Area: 78,866 km2
  • Population: 10,610,947 (30.09.2017)
  • Largest cities: Prague, Ostrava, Brno, Olomouc, Usti nad Labem

Current gambling regulations

Zákon o hazardních hrách – Zákon č. 186/2016 Sb. (The Gambling Act).

Main assumptions:

  • Allowing companies from other EU and EEA countries to operate games in Czech Republic.
  • The possibility to operate games over the Internet.
  • The introduction of self-exclusion measures – the option to define the maximum bet and maximum loss over a certain period of time, as well as the maximum time spent playing games.
  • The introduction of a register of players excluded from gambling – the exclusion of people receiving social assistance benefits and insolvent people.
  • The increase of the tax rates to 35 % on technical games and 23 % on other games.
  • The measures implemented to fight illegal online game providers – blocking of websites and payments.
  • The ban on progressive jackpots in slots.
  • The ban on games with live dealers.
  • The new Gambling Act limits the maximum win per game round.

Legislator

Ministerstvo financí České republiky

Industry organizations

 spelos Sdružení provozovatelů centrálních loterních systémů a dalších her („SPELOS“) (Association of Central Lottery System Operators and Other Games)
 obcane proti hazardu Občané proti hazardu (Citizens against gambling)