Live casinos in the Czech Republic are completely legal, and they are subject to a license granted by the Ministry of Finance of the country. As live casino games are extremely popular in the country, there is a good number of domestic live casinos offering their services to Czechs.
Players in the Czech Republic also can access foreign, unlicensed sites that offer better gaming opportunities and more games, as there are no reports yet of a prosecution by the relevant authorities.
All forms of gambling became legal in the Czech Republic in 2012, when the Gaming Act was introduced, replacing the existing Law of Lotteries. In 2017 online gambling became legal also, opening the market for foreign operators, who can also apply for a license in the country. Before that, the requirement for offering online gambling services was to have land-based casino establishments in the country.
However, the Czech Republic has a strict tax of 35% of the Gross Gaming Revenue on all live casinos, and this is why the market is not well-saturated there, compared to the general European market.
For this reason, players from the Czech Republic resort to foreign live casinos, but as mentioned, the licensing is not a problem for them, as they can apply for a license in the country. The best international live casinos have a presence in the Czech market and the country's gamblers can enjoy their wide range of games.
Czechs love to gamble online, and given the fact that the market is relatively new, operators still look to establish themselves in the country. The taxation is a bit of a problem for certain smaller live casinos, but the biggest foreign ones have no problem in that regard.