Czech Republic amends gambling act for enhanced player safety
The Czech Republic is amending its Gambling Act to enhance player safety with a panic button feature, expand legal gambling options and implement stricter blocking of illegal online gambling
A draft amendment to the Czech Republic's Gambling Act proposes modifications to enhance player safety and expand legal gambling options.
This includes the introduction of a panic button feature, prominently displayed by land-based and online licensees, which can immediately block players from gambling with any operator for 48 hours.
The draft law also plans for the legalization of live dealer games and stricter blocking of illegal online gambling.
The total amount of the deposit required for licensing will be determined by the level of customer activity and the risk profile of the games offered by a licensee.
Following its notification to the European Commission, the changes are subject to a standstill period running to 17 October.