Czech Republic Getting Closer to License Online Gaming

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The government of the Czech Repubilc is getting closer to legalizing and regulating online gambling within its borders, after the Senate voted 42-0 in favor of legalizing the activity.

With the passage of the bill, online gambling legalization can be transformed into law with the signature of President Miloš Zeman, who has 30 days to sign the bill. Online operators can expect to pay a 19% tax rate for corporate revenues, while sportsbetting and lottery sites will pay 23% on GGR while casino operators will have a rate of 35%.

There will also be a self-exclusion list database available to prevent problem betting, and other safeguards put into place.

If the bill is signed into law, online gaming could commence as early as next year.

Casino Listings will update this story as we learn more.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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31 May 2016 - 10:32pm
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😲 42-0 is quite convincing vote, I guess the news it's great for many of the European operated casinos because Czech Republic would be a quite nice and brand new market for them. I guess it's great too for the Czech punters who finally will have a reach to the some of the world leading gambling sites.

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3 June 2016 - 8:35pm
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I think that this is only for the best, at least gamblers from Czech Republic will be able to play safely.