Krasnaya Polyana grows more popular among overseas guests while Siberian Coin is expected to greet a new investor. Gambling news digest
Celebrities endorsing online casinos may be brought to justice while a full list of permitted events to place bets on is to be offered to bookmakers. Follow the news digest for more information.
Celebrity endorsement of online casinos may be subject to public works
Vice Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy showed a warm welcome to the initiative stipulating that celebrities endorsing online casinos and betting shops are obliged to perform public works.
“Popularity and the number of subscribers in social networks should not affect the legal implications a person provokes. We have the law applicable to everyone. As given in the federal legislation, both online casinos and their advertising are prohibited,” totals up Pyotr.
Siberian Coin is expected to greet a new investor
The authorities of Altai Krai are conducting negotiations with a company that may become a new resident of Siberian Coin. The information was given by the head of tourism development at the local government Evgeny Deshevykh.
“Recently, they have presented the necessary documentation package to the regional Ministry of Economic Development in order to get a land lot without negotiations,” clarified Evgeny.
The volume of projected investments works out to 3 b rubles.
A full list of permitted events to place a bet on is to be offered to bookmakers
The Government of Russia is currently considering a bill on the creation of the full list of allowed events to place bets on.
An explanatory note to the presented document offers to officially state the abovementioned list.
It was also suggested that all owners of totes and betting shops present a well visible bank guarantee of fulfilling their obligations to gamers.
FNS bans banks from carrying out transactions of 16 gambling companies
The Federal Tax Service has banned Russian payment systems and banks from carrying out transactions of 16 gambling companies. They have to reject such transactions. This information was given on the website of the organization.
Banned companies are as follows:
- NBWGS N.V.;
- Leon International Limited;
- PlayDOM B.V.;
- Techinfusion Limited;
- Pomadorro N.V.;
- B.P.M. Services B.V.;
- Boss Gaming Group N.V.;
- Best Entertainment Technologies Ltd N.V.;
- RR Investments N.V.4;
- The Toto N.V.;
- Cozmobet N.V.;
- HALMFORS TRADING LIMITED;
- Betcity Network N.V.;
- Pari-Match N.V.;
- RADON B.V.
Floods of foreigners in Krasnaya Polyana go up to 11%
In 2018, the share of foreigners visiting Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone was 16% out of the total number of guests. In 2017, the percentage reached 5%.
“In 2019, the number of tourists is expected to rise by at least 10%. The key task of Krasnaya Polyana in 2019 is to establish direct air communication with China, India, and the United Arab Emirates. These countries prohibit gambling at state level but the local population is still interested in this sphere. People may fulfill their gambling ambitions in Las Vegas, Macau, Monaco, and Sochi,” claimed Director for Development of the gambling zone Krasnaya Polyana Dmitry Anfinogenov.