The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted on first reading a draft law on administrative fines for the provision of money transfer services to casinos and illegal online lotteries. The document prescribes the liability of telecommunications operators, payment agents and banks, reports TASS.
Violation of the legislation in the field of regulation of games of chance and lotteries will result in a fine for officials in the amount of 100,000-500,000 rubles, for legal persons – from 25 to 40 percent of the amount of payment accepted, but not less than 5 million rubles. If the illegal actions are committed by the bank, the fine for the official will be 100,000-500,000 rubles.
According to Russian law, the FTS & nbsp; maintains a list of organizers of illegal online lotteries and online gambling activities. Their activities in the country have been banned since 2007 (with the exception of bookies and raffles). Money transfers to organizers of illegal gambling have been banned since 2018.
In 2019, the Federal Tax Service was empowered to make test purchases to identify the organizers of illegal lotteries and gambling.
Meanwhile, Roskachestvo experts called it a “casino analogue” mobile games played by children. Experts noted that through the element of excitement in games, an addictive mechanism is formed in children, which is especially dangerous for the child's psyche.