This is the picture of the entrance gate of Grand Casino Admiral in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Under the picture, on this page, you can read about the legal status of the various forms of Slovakian games of chance: internet lottery, digital bingo, electronic poker, sports betting, crypto wagering. There is also info about the Slovakian gambling licensing system, taxation regime, and you can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Slovakia.
Slovakia Gambling Guide
Summary: Gambling is legal in Slovakia since 1993 (officially the Slovak Republic, a central European country, formerly part of Czechoslovakia, member of the EU, has a population of 5.4 million).

Online gambling is also legal in Slovakia since 2005.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Slovakia by scrolling below, or click here to jump to that list:

History of Gambling in Slovakia - click to expand

Slovakia is independent since 1993 (dissolution of Czechoslovakia).

However, in order to fully understand the history of gambling, we have to start when Slovakia was still part of Czechoslovakia and we have to look back at when they were still part of the USSR.

 

Prior to 1989 – When Czechoslovakia was part of the Soviet Union gambling was mostly illegal, with the exception of regional lotteries.

E.g.: the Czech lottery and sports betting company Sazka was actually established in 1948.

Close to the collapse of the Soviet Union, around 1987, casinos, horse racing betting and sport betting was started to be legalized in order to help the failing economy of the communist block.

/Comment: Unsuccessfully as it turns out, and the Soviet block collapsed leaving behind considerable debt, a ruined economy, and a poverty stricken, unhealthy and unhappy populace. This has contributed to an early legalization of gambling in the countries of the Eastern block, in order to generate much needed tax revenue and to economic growth./

There were no casinos in communist Slovakia, although, in 1988 a US company Sun Gold Developments International Corporation almost managed to build one with a 54% majority US private ownership, but Czechoslovakia collapsed before the project got off the ground1.

/Comment: Interestingly, just like in Yugoslavia at that time, the casino would have only been accessible to tourists with passports, locals would have been banned from entering./

1989 – Gambling was fully legal in Czechoslovakia since the collapse of the USSR.

1990 –  Casinos Slovakia was established, the biggest local casino company of Slovakia.

1991 – The first Slovakian casino was opened in the House of Arts, in the city of Piešťany in 1991. Another casino opened the same year in Prešov.

1993 – Slovakia becomes independent, gambling is officially legal since the inception of the country.

1994 – Casino-Café Reduta in Bratislava opened its doors.

2005 – Online gambling was legalized in Slovakia for the first time.

2007 – Two new casinos were opened in cities of Nitra and Žilina.

2019 – The gambling legislation gets overhauled, and updated. Details can be seen below.

Gambling is legal in Slovakia since the country independence in 1993.

The current main piece of the gambling legislation is Act No. 30/20192 on Gambling Games, which replaced Act No 171/2005 on Gambling Games3.

The act redefines the types of venues and operators that are eligible for a Slovakian gambling licence, as well as the licensing conditions and requirements (see below at the Slovakian gambling licence section).

Online gambling is also legal in Slovakia since 2005, but it was mostly monopoly of the state owned lottery operator TIPOS (the only exception was online sports betting). However, TIPOS failed to attract many players, and the majority of people actually played on unlicensed foreign online gambling sites.

UPDATE: According to Act No. 30/2019 (effective as of 2019 March 1) online casino gambling (includes online poker) is also legal. Private companies can now acquire online casino licenses not just online sports betting licenses (TIPOS will retain its online monopoly over lottery and bingo, details below at the Slovakia bingo and lottery sections respectively).

UPDATE: Local municipalities were given the ability to ban gambling in their territories after amendments to the Slovak Gambling Act in 2020. More and more territories choose to ban gambling establishments, including Bratislava (See below).

The government attempted to ISPs (ISP = internet service provider) block unlicensed foreign online gambling providers as early as 2011, but due to various EU laws they did not comply4. However, since 2019, unlicensed online gambling websites are blocked in Slovakia.

Playing on unlicensed gambling platforms is illegal. Only licensed gambling providers can accept players from Slovakia.

Slovakia and EU gambling laws: Because Slovakia is an EU country Article 56 TFEU5 and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC (EU gambling directives) apply.

In 2017, all forms of gambling, apart from lottery and betting shops were banned within the capital, Bratislava, for about a year (comment: obviously the state-owned TIPOS betting shops and lottery retailers were not banned, wonder why….).

However, this ban was attacked in court, and it was revoked sometime in 2018.

UPDATE 2021: Bratislava banned gambling establishments again in 2020, and it is still banned at the time of writing. Bingo halls, betting shops, lottery retailers will be permitted to remain open. However, casinos and slot halls will be banned.

Licensed operators are allowed to continue to offer gambling services until their licences expire (most are expected to expire in around 2023, most gaming venues are still in operation, last chance to play in Bratislava, next year most of them will close).

Currently, players accessing foreign online platforms are not penalized in any way, although placing bets on unlicensed offshore gambling platforms is illegal. The government focuses its efforts on blocking unlicensed websites and prosecuting rouge operators with hefty fines instead (€500 000 per violation).

This is a picture of the official logo of Twitch, the streaming service. To the right of the picture you can read about the reasons why Twitch was banned in Slovakia (due to gambling).
Twitch banned in Slovakia due to gambling

UPDATE 2022: Slovakia banned Twitch due to illegal gambling6 (gambling on unlicensed gambling websites from Slovakia, and gambling content being streamed to minors under 18). I expect more and more countries will ban Twitch now that gambling streamers (60 IQ individuals doing fake overexaggerated emotions while they engage in problem gambling and encourage their audience to do the same).

It has gotten very big on Twitch with some streamers making millions per year from their gullible usually under 30 audience.

/Some context to understand the decision: The majority of people who watch these gambling streamers are under 24, a good chuck under 18, usually men (search online for “study finds men watch more twitch” or “study proves gambling is done more by men” if you have doubts, these are well-known facts).

These viewers usually only have high school diplomas at most, or less, and they have a much higher rate of  unemployment than average. Consequently they are poor, pretty much what the internet calls “no life”, very vulnerable to problem gambling (search online for “study proves men are more likely to engage in problem gambling” not to mention education and social class is inversely proportional with problem gambling and addiction./

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Slovakia below. 

 

Can tourists play online from Slovakia? 

Yes, the laws discussed on this webpage only apply to Slovakian citizens, and does not apply to tourists. Tourists (expats, non-citizens, illegal migrants) can play online freely. However, unlicensed foreign gambling websites will be blocked by the internet services providers, and won’t be accessible, while you are using the Slovakian internet infrastructure.

 

Betting on blood sports in Slovakia

All forms of blood sports are considered animal cruelty, and are illegal in Slovakia. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

Slovakia has more to offer than its casinos. If you are thinking about visiting Slovakia watch the following travel video guide to see what the country has to offer to tourists:

 

/Comment: Slovakia is a poorer country, but it is still 100% safe, and it is undoubtedly European (it has a very low crime rate, just avoid the gypsies, they like to scam tourists and are nothing but trouble).

And because it is a poor country that means it’s cheap (for Western Europeans and North Americans). You can get the ‘European experience’ here for less than 1/3 of the price of what you would pay in Western Europe, great value for money.

Disclaimer: not paid by the government of Slovakia to say this, this is my real unbiased opinion.

Full disclosure, I live in the neighbouring country Hungary and I’ve visited the country multiple times./

 

Slovakia gambling licenses

Gambling licenses are issued by the Slovakian Office for the Regulation of Gambling (Úrad pre reguláciu hazardných hier). You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling business in Slovakia. Their website is available in English as well.

The legal entity applying for a license must be registered in Slovakia or in another EU country.

The main types of licenses that are issued by the Slovakian authorities, and are available for private companies are:

 

Validity of individual licenses:

 

Fees, per licence duration:

 

Other requirements and licensing fees can be found on the website of the Slovakian Office for the Regulation of Gambling.

 

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Slovakia gambling tax

The current gambling tax rates in Slovakia are the following:

Slovakia gambling tax rates
Activity: Tax rate (SKK = Slovak koruna): Tax base:
casino games (tables games, card games, poker) 22% gross gambling revenue
sports betting (excluding horse racing betting) 22% gross gambling revenue
horse racing betting 1% gross gambling revenue
ticket lotteries 15% prize pool
raffles 15% income from sale of tickets
number lotteries 17% prize pool
instant lotteries 20% the revenue from the sale of tickets minus the prize pool
betting games 5% gross gambling revenue
bingo 4.5% gross gambling revenue
special bingo 4% gross gambling revenue
betting in a casino 27% gross gambling revenue
gaming machines (gambling games operated via gambling machines, e.g.: slots, video poker) SKK 45,000 fixed fee, per calendar year, per machine
gambling games which are controlled using technical equipment and video lottery terminals 27% gross gambling revenue
gambling games operated via telecommunication devices (but not internet, not including online gambling, e.g.: SMS gambling, TV bingo) 10% gross gambling revenue
online gambling 22% gross gambling revenue

 

This is on top of regular taxes (e.g: corporate tax, which is 21%).

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings in Slovakia: not taxed

 

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Gambling age Slovakia: the legal gambling age in Slovakia is 18+

 

Other:

Social gambling is not specifically regulated in Slovakia.

Loot boxes are considered gambling (just like in the Netherlands or Belgium), and require an online gambling licence in Slovakia. However, so far, computer games and video game companies were not banned for it7. This is not enforced yet.

Fantasy and virtual sports betting are not specifically regulated in Slovakia.

 

Sources, and main pieces of the Slovakian gambling legislation:

1New York Times 1988 Archive: Czechoslovakia casino planned

2Ministry of Finance – Office for the Regulation of Gambling (Úrad pre reguláciu hazardných hier) – Act No. 30/2019 on Gambling Games

3International Money Laundering Information Network – Act on Gambling Games and on Amendment and Supplement to Some Acts 2005

4Games Magazine gamesbras.com: Slovakia begins illegal gambling websites ISP blocking

5JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance

6Gambling Insider – Slovakia bans Twitch due to illegal gambling

7European Parliament: Loot boxes in online games and their effect on consumers, in particular young consumers

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from Slovakia

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Slovak Republic. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing. If they no longer accept players from Slovakia, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

 

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
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Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
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The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
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Wagering limitation:
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Summary:

 

Casino gambling in Slovakia

Casinos in Slovakia: legal since 1993, operators require a licence, slot halls are legal too

Online casino gambling in Slovakia: legal since 2019, operators require a licence

 

Casinos are legal in Slovakia, since the country’s independence in 1993. Actually, casinos predate the formation of Slovakia and have been legal since 1988, when Slovakia was still part of Yugoslavia and the USSR.

There are 13 casinos, most of them located in Kosice and Bratislava (UPDATE: for a while, Bratislava banned most forms of gambling, including casinos, but that ban was revoked).

UPDATE COVID-19: None of the casinos closed permanently because of the global pandemic.

Slot halls are also legal, and there are at least 50+ slot halls, the main operators are Olympic Casinos, Casinos Slovakia, Rebuy Stars and the Admiral Group.

However, due to ongoing issues with problem gambling among the poorer and less educated elements of society (especially among the gypsy population) gaming machines not located in casinos are strictly limited, the maximum wager is €0.10 per spin, and player’s winnings are capped at €5 per spin (which is ridiculously low, avoid these slot halls) and the maximum amount you can bet is €10 per session.

/Comment: It’s obvious that the government is in the process of dismantling the slot hall segment. And it’s understandable, study after study proves that slot halls contribute significantly more to gambling addiction and problem gambling than casinos and casino hotels./

UPDATE 2022: Bratislava and other smaller municipalities banned slot halls and casinos. Ever since 2020 more and more municipalities decide to ban private gambling establishments*.

Online casinos are also legal in Slovakia since 2019, according to Act No. 30/2019 on Gambling Games.

Before the change in the gambling legislation online casino gambling was a monopoly of the state owned lottery monopoly, TIPOS (they operate the digital casino eTipos).

Now that TIPOS has to compete with international, and significantly better online casinos, probably it will lose most of its player base.

Although, because of the high (22%) online casino tax, very few of the big online casinos got a Slovakian gambling licence (you an see the licensed online casinos below).

/Comment: Actually the online gambling tax rate was originally higher, 27%, but nobody applied for a license, so they lowered it. But even this 22% is still rather high, even by European standards./

The reason why online casinos were legalized is pressure from the EU. The online casino monopoly of Slovakia was against various EU laws (see above, in the Slovakia and EU gambling laws section) and the government of Slovakia was repeatedly taken to court because of this infraction.

Foreign unlicensed online casinos are illegal. The government blocks such sites, but doesn’t prosecute players, who play in unlicensed digital casinos by mistake (most players do not know which casino websites are licensed and which aren’t).

The licensed online casinos below accept players from Slovakia.

Online casinos, which accept players from Slovakia - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Slovakia:

 

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USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

UPDATE 2021: This particular online casino was removed due to complaints from the players and visitors to the website. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino, poker platform and online sports book Betsson's various current 2022 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform, where you can register an account and play- Gamble responsibly, never spend more than you can afford to lose, 18+.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here (includes list of restricted countries), and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.
Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: By registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited.
Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017
You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 

Click here for more info on casinos in the Republic of Slovakia.

Source: *iGB – Bratislava council approves citywide ban on gambling

 

Bingo in Slovakia

Bingo halls in Serbia: legal since 1993, operators require a licence, and “special bingo” is a monopoly of the state

Online bingo in Slovakia: legal since 2005, monopoly of the state

 

Bingo is legal in Slovakia. However, some forms of bingo (so called special bingo*) are considered a lottery-like game, and as such it is a monopoly of the state-owned Slovakian lottery monopoly TIPOS.

*Special Bingo definition from the gambling legislation, Act No. 30/2019 – Article 5, paragraph 13: “Special bingo is a special type of bingo, in which the stakes are taken and winnings are paid out in establishments. The drawing of lots and the entire course of the special bingo is realized centrally in one place, where its course and results are generally released by mass media means.”

Regular bingo is permitted inside licensed brick and mortar casinos and standalone bingo halls, these can be operated by private companies.

However, bingo is really not popular, there are only a few places where you can paly bingo in Slovakia, mostly in a select few casinos.

Online bingo is considered special bingo and as such it is a monopoly of TIPOS.

The following online bingo websites accept players from Slovakia.

Online bingo websites, which accept players from Slovakia - click to see

The following online casino websites have live bingo and accept players from Slovakia:

It is a monopoly of TIPOS.

 

Poker in Slovakia

Poker halls in Slovakia: legal since 1993, operators require a licence

Online poker in Slovakia: legal since 2019, operators require a licence

 

Poker is legal in Slovakia inside licensed casinos since 1993. And since 2010 January standalone poker clubs are also legal, according to an amendment to the Gambling Act*.

Despite this, there are barely any poker clubs (e.g.: Golden Vegas Poker Club in Bratislava-Ružinov) in the country, and poker is still mostly played in the casinos (all the big poker tournaments take place in the casinos, not in the poker clubs).

UPDATE COVID-19: All poker clubs closed temporarily because of the global pandemic, because poker (especially non-banking poker) is a group activity with a high risk of infection. All tournaments and poker events were cancelled and/or postponed.

UPDATE 2021: Bratislava banned gambling within the city limits, this applies to poker clubs as well. Most of the standalone poker clubs and casinos with poker rooms were located in the capital. There are barely any poker halls left in Slovakia.

Video poker machines are also legal in Slovakia, these can be found in the casinos and slot halls (they are not restricted to the casinos). Restrictions on the amount you can bet apply to video poker machines as well (see above, in the Slovakia casino gambling section).

Online poker is also legal in Slovakia since 2019.

The online poker sites below accept players from Slovakia.

*Source: ECA’S European Casino Industry Report

Online casinos, which have online poker sections and accept players from Slovakia - click to see

The following online casino websites have poker and accept players from the Slovak Republic:

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino, poker platform and online sports book Betsson's various current 2022 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform, where you can register an account and play- Gamble responsibly, never spend more than you can afford to lose, 18+.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here (includes list of restricted countries), and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.
Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: By registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited.
Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017
You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 

Sports betting in Slovakia

Bookmakers, betting shops in Serbia: legal since 1993, operators require a licence

Online sports betting in Slovakia: legal since 2005, operators require a licence

 

Sports betting is legal in Slovakia.

There are many licensed land-based bookmakers, with the major ones being: Niké, Fortuna SK and the state owned TIPOS also offers sports betting services.

Horse racing betting is the monopoly of Závodisko, š.p., the state-owned harness racing company.

Online sports betting is legal as well.

Private companies can acquire an online bookmaker licence in the country, it was the only kind of online gambling licence that was available to private companies prior to 2019.

The online sportsbooks below accept punters from Slovakia.

Online bookmakers, which accept registrations from Slovakia - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from Slovakia:

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino, poker platform and online sports book Betsson's various current 2022 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform, where you can register an account and play- Gamble responsibly, never spend more than you can afford to lose, 18+.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here (includes list of restricted countries), and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.
Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: By registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited.
Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017
You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 

Lottery in Slovakia

Lottery in Slovakia: legal since 1993, state monopoly

Online lottery in Slovakia: legal since 2005, state monopoly

 

Lottery is legal in Slovakia, and it is a monopoly of TIPOS, the only shareholder of which is the Finance Ministry of Slovakia.

The company offers several lottery games, such as Loto, the big European lotteries Eurojackpot, EuroMillions (one of the few countries in Europe, which have both Eurojacpot and Euromillions) and two separate Keno games and many other instant games and scratchcards.

The only exception to the state monopoly on lottery are charitable lotteries which can be organized with a special permission.

Online lottery is legal as well.

All of TIPOS’s games are offered online as well.

Slovakian players can also participate in foreign lottery draws, in person, as a tourist visiting other countries, or online, from so called “lottery purchasing services” (lottery purchasing services are businesses, which purchase physical lottery tickets for you in a foreign country if you make a purchase on their website, you can see an example of such a website below).

Apart from TIPOS, the following digital lottery retailers allow people from Slovakia to purchase lottery tickets online:

Online lottery platforms, which accept players from Slovakia - click to see

The following internet lottery sites allow players from Slovakia to purchase lottery tickets online:

 

Bitcoin gambling in Slovakia

Cryptocurrency wagering in Slovakia: not specifically regulated

 

Bitcoin is recognized as a “means of exchange” in Slovakia, and it is taxable.

However, bitcoin gambling is entirely unregulated.

Therefore, none of the land-based casinos or slot halls accept cryptocurrency. Also, TIPOS doesn’t accept cryptocurrency as well.

However, some of the licensed foreign online casinos accept bitcoin, litecoin, bitcoin cash and even ethereum and ripple through the various payment processors they use.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Slovakia.

Online casinos, which accept crypto and players from Slovakia - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum, and accept players from Slovakia:

 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country. Especially if you are from Slovakia or nearby.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Slovakia internet gambling platforms

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about gambling in Slovakia. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Is gambling legal in Slovakia?

Yes, gambling is legal in Slovakia since 1993 (technically legal gambling predates the formation of the Slovak Republic, and gambling was legalized in Czechoslovakia in 1948, and certain gambling activities (e.g.: lottery) already took place in the territory of what is now Slovakia).

Is online gambling legal in Slovakia?

Yes, online gambling is legal in Slovakia since 2005. However, most forms of online gambling were the monopoly of the Slovakian state owned lottery monopoly until 2019.

Is online bingo legal in Slovakia?

Yes, online bingo is legal in Slovakia since 2005.

Is online poker legal in Slovakia?

Yes, online poker is legal in Slovakia since 2019.

Is online sports betting legal in Slovakia?

Yes, online sports betting is legal in Slovakia since 2005.

Is online lottery legal in Slovakia?

Online lottery is legal in Slovakia since 2005. It is a monopoly of TIPOS.

Is bitcoin wagering legal in Slovakia?

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically regulated in Slovakia. You can place bets using virtual currencies on the platforms of foreign gambling platforms with a Slovakian gambling licence. They accept virtual currencies through the various payment processors they work with.

Can you play online from Slovakia?

Yes, you can play online from Slovakia on online gambling websites with a Slovakian gambling licence, you can see a list of these platforms on this page.

Can you play bingo over the internet in Slovakia?

Yes, you can play bingo over the internet from Slovakia on licensed digital bingo platforms.

Can you play poker online from Slovakia?

Yes, you can play poker from Slovakia using the poker networks or apps listed on this page.

Can you bet on sports online from Slovakia?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from Slovakia with the digital bookmakers mentioned on this page.

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in Slovakia?

Yes, you can buy lottery tickets online from Slovakia on the lottery platforms listed on this page.

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in Slovakia?

Yes, some of the licensed Slovakia online gambling websites accept cryptocurrencies through their various payment processors. You can find them on this page.

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from Slovakia?

Only licensed online gambling websites can accept players from Slovakia. You can a see a list of licensed internet wagering sites on this page.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from Slovakia?

You can use any of the mobile gambling apps listed on this webpage.

Which online bingo sites accept players from Slovakia?

Currently there aren't any online bingo sites, which would accept players from Slovakia.

Which online poker website accepts players from Slovakia?

The following digital poker networks accept players from Slovakia.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from Slovakia?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites above accept punters from Slovakia.

Which online lotteries accept registrations from Slovakia?

Lottery is a monopoly of TIPOS.

Which internet gambling platforms have a Slovakia license?

The digital platforms on this site all have Slovakia gambling licences and accept players from the Slovak Republic.

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from Slovakia?

The gambling websites listed on this page (at the bitcoin gambling in Slovakia section) all accept various alternative digital currencies and players from Slovakia.

 

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2021-12-31

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