Online Sports Betting in Poland
Sports betting is very popular in Poland, although the market is also limited, with only a few bookmakers operating in the country. But it has benefited from the legislation as it was, for a long time, the only form of online gambling that was allowed. In this way, Polish have been able to bet on online sportsbook sites in Poland for a few years now.
|Is online sports betting legal in Poland?||Yes.|
|Are sports betting sites in Poland trustworthy?||Yes.|
|Can I deposit via Dotpay/Blik/ecoPayz?||Yes.|
|Do online sports betting sites accept PLN?||Yes.|
Online Sports Betting Laws in Poland
According to the Gambling Law of 19 November 2009 (Ustawa o grach hazardowych), there are two forms of sports betting allowed: bookmaking and totalisator systems.
The first is defined as "betting for cash or in-kind prizes consisting of guessing the occurrence of various events, including virtual events, where the participants pay stakes and the value of prizes depends on the ratio of the stake and prize as agreed between the entity accepting the bet and the stake payer". While the second is considered all the “betting for cash or in-kind prizes consisting of guessing the results of sports competitions among humans or animals, where participants pay stakes and the value of the prize depends on the total of stakes paid".
In order to apply for a license, operators must pay a collateral of PLN 480,000 and a fee of PLN 403,000, though this last value depends on the average salary indicator. Moreover, they have to pay a gambling tax of 12% of the total value of collected stakes without deducting payouts.
Online Sports Betting Payment Methods in Poland
There are several payment methods available that are efficient and reliable, complying with the goal of keeping websites safe platforms. This means that only fully transparent money transactions are allowed. In this way, the credit and debit cards of VISA and MasterCard are commonly accepted. But there are also other alternatives available such as Skrill, Dotpay, Blik, PaySafeCard or ecoPayz.
Online Sports Betting Sites Accepting PLN
The digital sports betting market is the most developed in Poland, not only because it is regulated for a longer time, but also because of the market’s liberalization. Unlike other forms of gambling, sports betting is not subject to a state monopoly. As a result, there are several online sportsbook sites accepting PLN.