State Duma bans transfers to illegal online casinos

The State Duma adopted in the final, third, reading a law restricting money transfers to illegal casinos and lotteries. Under this law, the Federal Tax Service (FTS) will be able to initiate an extrajudicial blocking of the websites of payment organizations through which such transfers are made.

The initiators of the bill were State Duma deputies Alexander Khinshtein (United Russia) and Sergei Zhigarev (LDPR). The project assumes that the FTS will maintain lists of foreign payment service providers, persons transferring money to illegal organizers and distributors of lotteries and gambling, casinos themselves and foreign banks cooperating with them. Banks will be prohibited from transferring funds to persons included in the FTS lists, and payment agents, telecom operators and postal services will be prohibited from accepting money in their favor.

More details about the draft law – in the material of “Kommersant” “Payments to players will be closed.”

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