A law on blocking payment sites was signed, which limits the possibilities of illegal casinos
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a law on blocking without trial sites that cooperate with casinos operating without a license. The new regulations restrict the activities of illegal organizers of the gambling business.
As part of counteracting an illegal organization, as well as conducting online lotteries and gambling, the Federal Tax Service (Federal Tax Service) has received the authority to make decisions on adding a site to the list of banned sites. The procedure for blocking does not provide for obtaining a court decision. Previously, restrictions applied only to the organizers themselves, but their effectiveness, according to the authors of the law (Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein and Head of the Committee on Economic Policy Sergei Zhigarev), is minimal.
The law establishes a list of persons in whose favor transfers are prohibited. Restrictions are being introduced for payment agents, mobile and postal operators to carry out financial transactions with business organizers that are included in the list of illegal ones.
It is also prohibited by law to conclude contracts with such persons or organizations. The Federal Tax Service gave 60 days to terminate the already signed agreements. Information about cases of monetary transactions involving online casinos or lottery organizers who operate outside the law is transferred to the Central Bank.
The official page of the Federal Tax Service contains information about sites that provide money transfer services. A separate list will include foreign suppliers and banks involved in financial transactions in favor of prohibited sites. 10 days after the official publication of the law, it will enter into force.
Recall that earlier the State Duma of the Russian Federation considered a bill that provides for administrativefines up to 500 thousand rubles. rubles for officials and at least 5 million for legal entities for the transfer in favor of the organizers of the illegal gambling business.