Restrictions on Gambling in Russia Become Tougher

In 2009, Russia placed a ban on gambling in all regions except Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Altay, Primorskiy Krai and most recently two areas in Sochi and Crimea.

Punitive penalties were given to those organizing gambling activities but it was limited to convictions where the revenue was over 1.5 million roubles ($25,967); however this will change with the recent bull passed by the State Duma making it a crime to organize gambling outside of the allowed Russian regions which will also include online and mobile gambling.

Punishment will include fine and prison time plus a provision was added to allow the seizure and confiscation of any illegal gambling equipment.
  • Jade lcb

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    Russia is in so much financial trouble these days that gambling should be the last thing on everyone's mind over there. I heard on TV that their president, Vladimir Putin has been named man of the year in Russia. He has been man of the year for 15 straight years, hee hee hee......... I don't even know how these people could gamble when the ruble take on a different value every few minutes, well maybe not that often, but close.

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