online poker legal in czech?

    • letmefly
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      Hey guys!

      I'm thinking about moving to czech..

      Would be cool if some of you could tell me the situation about online poker in czech..

      First of all is it legal?

      If so..

      Do I need to pay tax on my winnings when I'm a pro?

      also are there any popular gambling lawyer in czech?

      thanks
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    • pavels4444
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      As I know, poker is not regulated in the Czech Rep. and the future is a little uncertain.

      I hope somebody else could help you with this issue, I think there was a whole thread in Czech concerning the legal situation. I didn't get through it though
    • TrueMortem
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      Well the thing about online poker in Czech Republic is... well its in a kinda gray zone.

      I dont know about any online poker site which has an autorizathion to operate in CZ, !!BUT!! its not that long ago when government tried to push through a law which was pretty much " canceling " online poker in CZ and offcourse it completly blew up in their faces because in that law were anti-constitutional parts and i am pretty sure that they wont try something like this i a long time again so this should be without problem.

      And about taxes well thats also gray zone because nobody really knows how or if to pay taxes from online poker ( live is kinda simple but online is not really specified in czech republic )

      most of the comunity does'nt pay taxes and they have no legal issues but i heard of some players " forced " to pay. But ofc those players are mostly top cz players or something like that so there is no need to worry if you are some small stakes grinder. There will be deffinetly no eyes on you.

      And i will have to pass the lawyer question to someone else because i have no clue about that:)

      so i hope i answered clearly enough and even though my english isn't that great i hope you understood :)
    • THESHade
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      Lovely to see a thread in English here :f_love: :f_love: :f_love:

      You can always come to Slvoakia if you want
      -Better women (not redheads though :f_cry: :f_cry: :f_cry: ), simmilar beer, EURO, etc.
    • krumvirek
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      better woman? ! :evil: :D
    • 06Mike06
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      somebody is probably seriously drunk from their "simmilar beer" ..... :D
    • THESHade
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      06Mike06 původně napsal
      somebody is probably seriously drunk from their "simmilar beer" ..... :D
      :D DD
      n1 :f_thumbsup: :f_thumbsup: :f_thumbsup:
    • Fiskantes
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      Hi poker in Czech or Slovakia is not regulated so far, but in CZ it was close, and as far as I know, Slovakia has some legal authorities already hanging on that too and I better won´t mention general political situation in both countries... I am from Slovakia, living and studying in Czech rep. and I would consider moving somewhere else (actually I am already thinking about it). Why not Gib? Closer to the source :f_cool:
    • acceleration123
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      06Mike06 původně napsal
      somebody is probably seriously drunk from their "simmilar beer" ..... :D
      This obv.

      But they do have better language imo, sounds rly nice.
    • letmefly
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      Fiskantes původně napsal
      Hi poker in Czech or Slovakia is not regulated so far, but in CZ it was close, and as far as I know, Slovakia has some legal authorities already hanging on that too and I better won´t mention general political situation in both countries... I am from Slovakia, living and studying in Czech rep. and I would consider moving somewhere else (actually I am already thinking about it). Why not Gib? Closer to the source :f_cool:
      gib is too far :)

      do you know a good gambling lawyer or something like that?
    • Fiskantes
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      I am not sure what you mean by gambling lawyer - I study law in one of the best universities in Czech (and Slovakia too) and I never heard of such a specialisation. All i know is bunch of business and civil lawyers, some judges... Where are you from? If gib is too far, you can consider some other liberal thinking countries like Nederlands or Belarus (well second one is joke, :D ). Also Austria and Germany is really close to Czech and Slovek rep., but you have to find out if it is suitable for poker players, I have no clue.
    • Darthrider23
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      First of all, you don't have to pay any taxes in Czech rep playing poker - simply because there is no goverment regulation yet. I know some Dutch high stakes regulars living in Prague - rent is much lower, girls are more pretty, beer cost nothing, etc. But yes, there is some real danger, that these things can change in close future, because goverment is prepairing gambling law and it should regulate (somehow) poker as well.

      So if you want to move now, it's OK, but be prepaired for possible changes. If you want to be safe for ages and pay nothing, move to Thailand. Only one real danger there are shemales :f_eek:
    • AAdrobekAA
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      niiiice
    • AAdrobekAA
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      I actually believe that there will be government regulation of online poker soon, maybe even ban. they tried to push through some kind of sick law which would ban even sites having ads for online poker. like we didnt have enough bans for most of century. Since the government is fucked up right now, I believe you have time like till the end of 2012, to enjoy living in czech and traveling to bratislava for some fun with slovakian girls, as recommended! lol if it goes wrong in here, u can still go to malta, which is gamblers paradise
    • Cornie4ever
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      AAdrobekAA původně napsal
      I believe you have time like till the end of 2012, to enjoy living in czech and traveling to bratislava for some fun with slovakian girls, as recommended! lol
      :f_biggrin:

      yeah, it is highly unlikely there will be new amendments to lottery act soon. They managed to approve some piece of **** (read legislation) which in the end does not harm online poker (luckily). And it took them months/years to do at least this. They will not touch this topic for some months as said

      - government has problems
      - there has been something approved recently and it takes a lot of effort to initiate further amendment of law
      - for tax you should be okay as well
    • tilico9
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      Hello guys!

      I am a spanish player living in Prague (sorry for dont speak in czech, ale ja ucim se a mluvim malo, and you would understand me )

      I have to change my residence in Poker rooms to Czech Republic due spanish law will let just to play agains spanish players, same situation like in France and Italy, but with very high taxes.

      I have read these thread and i would like to know if there is any new about czech law for gambling and mainly poker for 2012 or planned like banned sites without license, big taxes, closed market...if everything is until now its great.

      In other way i have a friend living in Spain who is professional and he is thinking to come here to live and become a professional player, so he is interested to know about the situation and deciding about coming here or going to UK. I recomended him to come here because i think is best place for living, but he would like to be sure he can still playing in Cesko like a professional.

      Dekuji moc a Hezky den!
    • THESHade
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      Nope , everything is back to grey area cause the law was against EU constitution.
      Locca politicians...
    • popkoba
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      bratislava is dead town.no parties,no clubs,no fun.praha is the best for this!
    • PumaPerez
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      popkoba původně napsal
      bratislava is dead town.no parties,no clubs,no fun.praha is the best for this!
      yeah. if poker player is junkie, drunk, loves promiscuity or is a russian mafia member then Prague is better place to live.
      but if one prefer calm city, not so big, not so small, walking in the streets without fear of being robbed by some monkeys from africa, then i would prefer Bratislava ;-)
    • TrueMortem
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      PumaPerez původně napsal
      popkoba původně napsal
      bratislava is dead town.no parties,no clubs,no fun.praha is the best for this!
      yeah. if poker player is junkie, drunk, loves promiscuity or is a russian mafia member then Prague is better place to live.
      but if one prefer calm city, not so big, not so small, walking in the streets without fear of being robbed by some monkeys from africa, then i would prefer Bratislava ;-)
      Prague is str8 up ghetto right...? You have so live imagination.....and so stupid....just start arguing which country is better and its going to be perfect...
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