Online mobile casinos are legal in the Czech Republic for now. Unfortunately, online gambling laws may not fully address mobile casinos. However, all casinos fall under the Lottery Act of 2012, which is a revision of the 1990 Law on Lotteries. The Act impacts all online gambling, including mobile gambling. It regulates all forms of betting, including mobile, website-based, lotteries, and land-based casinos. Still, the outdated laws meant that for years the region experienced extensive growth in unlicensed mobile casinos attracting Czech citizens for gambling entertainment.
Licensed and unlicensed casino operators were competing against one another in a market with outdated laws. Since 2017, a new act took effect, which caused many casinos to stop operations pending license approval within the Czech Republic’s borders. Extensive fines for failing to meet regulatory requirements and high tax requirements caused some casinos to shut down or leave the area completely.
PokerStars is one online casino offering both web-based and mobile access to gaming to Czech citizens. Although options for mobile betting is not as prevalent, several digital casinos offer mobile services through access to the website from a mobile device. There are also a few new mobile applications available for Czech casino entertainment.