BetStars Launches Czech Online Sports Wagering

Published Friday, December 08, 2017 -
BetStars Launches Czech Online Sports Wagering

Former Amaya Gaming now the Stars Group operating the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars and its online sports betting brand BetStars will be the first to launch an offering in the Czech Republic. BetStars offers participants a seamless experience between sports betting, casino and poker, with a single financing wallet for all three. is accessible on desk top, and mobile devices on both iOS and Android to consumers in the Czech Republic. players are now able to play a portfolio of over twenty sports and specialized wagering opportunities now granted by the licence issued by the Czech State Supervision of Gambling and Lotteries.

Managing Director of BetStars, Zeno Ossko, commented on the launch “It is a great honour to be the first international sports betting operator to launch in the Czech Republic,” continued to add, Ossko “The BetStars team have worked very hard to make this a successful launch and we hope customers in the Czech Republic will enjoy the range of betting options available.”

Unfortunately the neighbouring nation of Slovakia did not grant the international firm BetStars a go ahead in that jurisdiction and was in fact banned from operating there.  PokerStars and BetStars domains were added to the online gambling blacklist in Slovakia. The finance ministry in Slovakia brought out its online blacklist last July much to the dismay of consumers.

Though not as bad as the measures taken in Russia where over seven thousand domains were banned Slovakia which hasn’t liberalized the online poker and casino market has decided to leave the business of betting to the state-owned TIPOS national lottery.

The Czech Republic has a very high concentration of terrestrial casinos and a fairly restrictive regulatory regime with high taxes and fees as well as government imposed curbs on online bonuses and free bet promotions. BetStars however has the resources to build on the existing online gambling market in the Czech Republic.

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