By 2017, no Slovakian mobile casinos existed. However, players from the region continued to access foreign-based mobile casinos.
The regulatory agency attempted to block international mobile casinos from providing services to the region. However, after EU pressure in 2011, attempts to block unlicensed mobile casinos were cancelled. Smartphone mobile casino access is relatively low at only 10 percent.
However, overall mobile casino access reaches more than 120 percent with subscribers obtaining mobile casino access with 3 major casino providers. Orangs has more than 2.9 mill subscribers; Telekom has 2.3 million; and o2 reaches 1.4 million.
Licensed mobile casinos are required to follow strict regulations designed to protect Slovakian citizens. Since millions access international websites, gambler safety is left to these casinos.
Many are regulated by and licensed in other regions. In most cases, licensed mobile casinos offer transparency, fair game play, and processes to combat gambling addiction.
Slovakia’s finance ministry continues to monitor online casinos to ensure gaming safety for citizens. Wherever possible, the agency encourages licensure to ensure that a mobile casino meets high standards for ethical business practices.
Beyond collecting tax money from a percentage of mobile casino revenues, the Slovakian government is interested in ensuring that Slovakian citizens have access to safe online mobile entertainment.