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Top Interesting Facts About Online Casinos in Czechia

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Whenever someone discusses a topic of gambling we usually immediately think of the US and Las Vegas. However, the majority of gambling activity actually happens online nowadays and it’s a very popular hobby in Canada, Australia, and all over the world in fact. Czechia is another country where this hobby is really popular, and there are some interesting facts about online gambling here.

The Czech Republic also has a strong community that enjoys online gaming. They have a big eSports audience, lots of people who love to bet, and among other things gamble online. So, let’s go over some of the interesting facts related to online casinos and the Czech Republic.

History of Gambling in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic became indecent back in 1993, and yet its gambling laws were in place even before that happened. In 1990 the only approved activities that were regulated by the government were lotteries. This changed in 2012 when the country decided to modernize its outdated laws.

Their new Gambling Act at that time actually allowed for online casinos to operate and accept their citizens as players. The condition here was that the operators had to have a land-based institution on the territory of the Czech Republic. In 2017, online sites that are based in the Czech Republic were made legal, and they didn’t have to have a land-based establishment. However, you will see that this act isn’t actually too lenient on the operators, especially when it comes to their expenses.

Legal Status of Online Gambling

As mentioned it’s legal to maintain an online casino here and to gamble online. That’s not all though, as users are allowed to gamble in institutions that belong to foreign operators. Even sites that operate illegally are not banned here, but players access them at their own risk. Luckily, they can find safe online casinos Czechia sites or available in Czechia by visiting other platforms that review those operators. This way they can ensure to benefit from different bonuses and promo codes, as well as gain access to more diverse gaming libraries.

Bonuses and Promotions

You might wonder why players from Czechia would even create an account with a foreign operator since it’s in their interest to support the local economy. Well, one of the main appeals of online gambling lies in bonuses and promotions, and that’s where things get tricky. The law here states that any operator licensed in Europe cannot offer bonuses or user incentives to attract new players. So, while some countries ban illegal offshore operators, and nobody considers it a big deal, for players in the Czech Republic it would actually be a big deal. They would lose access to some of the best promotions and cashback offers out there.

Revenue

One of the reasons why this country wants online casino operators to come here is because of the revenue. Casino gaming revenue from 2010 to 2017 increased by more than 100 million euros, and it made massive leaps ever since. In the year 2017, the revenue from online gambling was around 370 million dollars, and it continued to grow by around 16% on an annual basis. In the year 2019, the revenue from both land-based and online gambling was 1.36 billion euros. This is a huge deal which brings us to our next fun fact.

Taxing of Online Gambling Operators

Operators here pay massive tax on their income, 35% to be precise. In other words, more than a third of generated profits go to the government, which makes this industry in a way integral for their economy. Unfortunately, a lot of operators simply couldn’t put up with this tax and had to leave. Luckily, all of the reputable and well-established online gambling parlors are still around, and players can enjoy their content.

Number of Gamblers

In the Czech Republic you have to be over 18 in order to be allowed to gamble but the report from 2019 revealed that there are underaged gamblers in the Czech Republic. Now, this is pretty much the case in any country where gambling is legal, and it’s why this is a controversial topic. Still, almost 44% of people who are older than 15 gambled in the year 2019. This number is likely much higher for the years 2020 and 2021, as the pandemic led to a huge traffic increase on these sites.

Conclusion

These were some of the interesting facts about online casinos and gambling in general in the country of Czechia. Hopefully, you learned something new, and useful. If you ever wondered why the welcome offers and bonuses are lacking in some of the online casinos, it’s probably because they need to comply with the gambling act. Always remember to gamble responsibly, and to only maintain accounts with safe operators. Avoid reckless spending, and play primarily to have fun.

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Mads “Viggomopsen” Mikkelsen crowned Red Bull Solo Q Champion

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Red Bull Solo Q, the official 1v1 League of Legends tournament, came to an exciting end this weekend as Mads “Viggomopsen” Mikkelsen was crowned the Red Bull Solo Q Champion, besting Arnas “arnax” Stepanauskas in a confident 4-2 victory.

Set in one of the most visited tourist attractions in Germany, BMW Welt, and with Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere as global face of the initiative, the Red Bull Solo Q World Final closes out an amazing year for League of Legends Esports.

The Red Bull Solo Q World Final kicked off on Saturday, December 4th, with 19 of the world’s best 1v1 League of Legends players entering the group stage to decide who moves on to the elimination rounds. The single lane map Howling Abyss saw players forced to switch up their usual playstyle– along with a sudden death mechanic pushing players to fight in a shrinking Ring of Fire after 7 minutes. The opening day saw the two USA players, DarkWings and bradleyyy eliminated, leaving North American fans with the Canadian Doxa as their only hope. French top-laner Raphaël “Lingwi” Claudé, who looked like a very strong competitor moving into the final, could only put forward a 1 win 3 loss performance which saw him eliminated in the group stage.

Sunday saw the kick-off of the Playoffs and elimination matches. Mads “Viggomopsen” Mikkelsen, one of the strongest players in the group stages, continued his dominating run all the way until the final, besting Hamboly 3-1, Doxa 3-0 and You MERT Bro 3-1 with amazing adaptability, switching up the playstyle based on his opponents’ champion picks. On the other side of the bracket, Lithuanian ​​Arnas “arnax” Stepanauskas made his way to the final with tough 3-2 wins over both Shakara and Potatis, before besting HULKSMASH 3-1, with a thrilling final game where HULKSMASH looked sure to take First Blood.

Although Viggomopsen entered the final as the clear favourite, it was arnax who took an early lead with a win in game one. However, Viggomopsen’s calmness and measured approach allowed him to take back control, winning the following three games in a calm and confident fashion. arnax took the W in a nail-biting game five, surviving with only a sliver of health left. However, staying composed in a closely fought game 6, Viggomopsen remained patient as the Ring of Fire enclosed and took First Blood, and the Red Bull Solo Q World Title.

Following the win, Viggomopsen said: “I think I really screwed up a lot, I should have won the matchup quite easily but I kinda panicked a couple of times. But thankfully the pick was too strong late game, so even though I was really nervous and really stressed out I still got it.”

Speaking on Red Bull Solo Q, runner up arnax said: “The experience overall was great. I just took it one game at a time, I wanted to not come last place so going top two is great for me. I like all the guys, I’m really great friends with them all right now, so it’s been great.”

The show stopping final act of the renowned amateur circuit, Red Bull Solo Q features 1v1 duels where the player must draw “First Blood,” take down the opponent’s tower, or reach a 100-minion score to claim victory. Having run for a number of years, the tournament has seen multiple heartwarming success stories of amateurs competing in the tournament, and then progressing on to greater League of Legends success.

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Spinomenal presents Santa’s Wild Night

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Spinomenal, the leading iGaming content provider, presents its latest slot Santa’s Wild Night which promises to deliver plenty of festive cheer.

Santa’s Wild Night is a seasonal triumph and has all the trimmings to make this an instant Christmas classic. Reveal three or more snow globes on the reels and a huge spinning snow globe will appear before coming to a stop on either ‘Bonus’ or ‘Free Spins’. The Wild symbol represents any other symbol aside from the mystery snow globe.

If the bonus is unwrapped players will have a chance to spin the Wheel of Fortune where three different jackpots exist. Players initially have one spin and the maximum win is a massive x1000 total bet. If the funds allow, then players can buy another spin but only if no jackpot were landed on the opening attempt. Each total is accumulated and added to the sum paid out once the feature finishes.

Should the huge spinning snow globe, launched when three small ones are found in the main game, stop on Free Spins the player will enter the secondary feature. To begin, players are given 10 Free Spins. Four progress bars must be completed by players finding five Scattered Santa symbols and players are gifted another five spins once one of the bars is full. The progress bars are represented by a gingerbread man, bauble, present and bell. Each will turn gold once complete for the remainder of the feature to show players how they are getting on.

Spinomenal’s CTO, Omer Henya, commented: “Santa’s Wild Night delivers bundles of joy and is the perfect gift for the run up to Christmas. The game has two fun festive features for players to unwrap and both have the potential to provide untold Christmas cheer.”

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1X2 Network launches Britain’s Got Talent Megaways exclusively with 32Red

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Show stopping slot has been developed using the provider’s innovative Branded MegawaysTM concept and promises to help players top the big-win charts

1X2 Network, the provider behind some of this year’s hottest slot games, is helping 32Red make its players feel like the star of the show following the exclusive launch of Britain’s Got Talent MegawaysTM.

Britain’s Got Talent MegawaysTM has been built using the developer’s Branded MegawaysTM product, which allows operators to quickly and cost effectively launch bespoke MegawaysTM slots based on their branding or other themes and IP.

The slot is a six reel, two to seven row game with variable win ways from 64 to 117,649. It is packed with show stopping bonuses and features including Wilds, x2 Wilds, Free Tumbles, Free Spins and Incremental Multipliers all designed to help players top the big win charts.

Free Spins trigger when successive Tumbles occur with a minimum of four Tumbles required to trigger eight Free Games. During Free Spins, reels with seven symbols lock at that number of symbols for the entirety of the Free Games feature.

Britain’s Got Talent MegawaysTM has been designed and developed exclusively for 32Red by 1X2 Network’s Iron Dog Studio subsidiary. The game went from concept to go live in record time, taking less than 8 weeks to complete.

Rory Kimber, Director of Account Management and Marketing at 1X2 Network, said: “We are delighted to have extended our successful partnership with 32Red by launching Britain’s Got Talent MegawaysTM exclusively to its players, who will enjoy taking centre stage in what is a hugely entertaining slot.

“Our Branded MegawaysTM concept was initially designed to allow operators to quickly and cost effectively launch MegawaysTM slots based on their own branding, but this launch shows that it goes way beyond that to include other brands, franchises and IP.

“Britain’s definitely got talent, and so does the Iron Dog Studio team which was able to take this slot from concept to launch in 7 weeks. Gameshow themed slots are incredibly popular right now and in Britain’s Got Talent MegawaysTM 32Red has a slot that will dominate the ratings.”

Adam Newnham Commercial Manager at 32Red, said: “1X2 Network and its Iron Dog Studio division have done an incredible job with Britain’s Got Talent MegawaysTM and we are thrilled to be launching it to our players on an exclusive basis.

“Britain’s Got Talent has been a hit entertainment TV show over the last 15 years and we are delighted that our players can now enjoy this fun and entertaining slot.”

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