As a poker player the law is a bit unclear in the Czech Republic, there is a proposed new tax law which will see operators being charged 20% on GGR and a 19% corporate tax. However players are unsure what the future will hold for them. Many online pros are based in the Czech Republic due to low/no tax and lower living costs, especially compared to neighbouring Germany and Austria.
Czech Republic online gambling
The casino scene is a bit of a free for all, although there is legislation in place aimed at restricting which casinos Czech players can join online it isn’t well implemented and it seems Czechs are free to join almost any casino they wish. Technically casinos need a licensed from the Government to operate.
Czech Republic B&M Casinos
Physical casinos are a plenty, there doesn’t seem to be any limitation on how many casinos can operate, however in the last few years many casinos have been shut down especially in Prague. Most casinos have a poker room as well as slots and a few table games, generally speaking the caisnos aren’t very big which is unsurprising given the size of the country.