Czech Republic approves Amaya under the country’s new gaming regulation. Since Czech Republic approves Amaya, PokerStars becomes first licensed international operator in the Czech Republic.
The Czech State Supervision of Gambling and Lotteries Department awarded Amaya with the Live Games license on 28 January and it is set to launch on PokerStars.cz in the coming days.
As Czech Republic approves Amaya, PokerStars will provide Czech players a wide range of poker games and tournament formats across its shared global liquidity. The company will also offer popular multiplayer casino games Classic Blackjack, Premium Blackjack, European Roulette and Double Ball Roulette, which are available on desktop (Windows and Mac) and mobile (iOS and Android).
The official launch follows new online gaming regulation that came into effect on 1 January in the Czech Republic. Amaya is a leading proponent of online gaming regulation and PokerStars is the most licensed online gaming brand, which is now holding licenses or related operating approvals in 17 jurisdictions. Amaya has applied for a license to offer sports betting through BetStars in the Czech Republic and also expects to seek appropriate approval to expand its offering of online casino games on PokerStars Casino in due course.
Guy Templer, Chief Operating Officer:
PokerStars keeps the highest levels of player fund protection in the industry and the company segregates Czech player funds under trust agreements held separately from operating funds, as is done in all markets where PokerStars offers its services.