Czechia is famous for many things but gambling is definitely not one of them. For some reason, the Czech casino industry has never quite taken off as it has in some other European countries.
Nevertheless, online casinos are booming among Czech players. Starting from 2017, online gambling is regulated by the Czech gambling law. Though Czech online casinos have to follow some restrictions, online gambling is still completely legal there. Regulations have opened doors to many international gambling ventures to open their business for Czechs and now, the gambling industry is gathering its strength there.
Before you head off to Czech casinos, here are some words of caution.
Make sure the casino is licensed
Thanks to the newly established Czech gambling law, online casinos have to apply for an official gambling license. Licensed casinos follow strict guidelines and go through rigorous background check, all to ensure that players get a safe gambling experience.
While international casinos might also operate in Czechia, they might not always be licensed nor even trustworthy. The safest bet is to gamble only at licensed casinos, even if unlicensed ones offer better perks. Remember: not all that shines is gold.
Game providers matter
Most online casinos in the entire world collaborate with certain state-of-the-art game providers like NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, Play’n Go, Playtech, etc. Of course, there are hundreds of reliable game providers and some Czech casinos outshine others with their vast amount of game providers.
However, before you start gambling with real money, do a quick background search and make sure the game providers offered at the casino are legitimate. Game providers are the engine of an online casino, so they can either make or break your experience.
Legitimate trustworthy casinos usually contribute to local charities or support the community in some ways. Sometimes, casinos support local sports teams, organize events or offer sponsorships. Though these are marketing efforts, such tokens of contribution show that the company wants to establish a reliable fanbase and isn’t afraid to show its business around the country. Shady online casinos wouldn’t advertise themselves so publicly and naturally, they wouldn’t donate even a penny to charities.
Social contribution can be a huge sign of the casino’s trustworthiness. Keep your eyes open and look for signs like that – that’s how you find a truly reliable Czech casino.
In the 90s, there was a massive boom in the Czech casino scene. There are currently around 180 land-based casinos across the country and several more online casinos. Online gambling is also legal. Casino operators pay 6-20% tax on their profits.
— sorry internet (@1011NIGHTMARE) May 18, 2019