Law 244 about the gambling business with changes

Federal law from 13.07.2015 n 244-фз

Description of the federal law 244

The law on gambling was adopted by members of the State Duma 20 December 2006 года, was approved a week later by the Federation Council. The document entered into force 29 December 2006. Since the law was passed, it has undergone many changes.. The latest revision of the gambling legislation falls on 28 Martha 2017 года.

This law regulates the legal basis of state control over the activities of institutions, who organize gambling. The law establishes restrictions on the conduct of this activity in order to protect the morality of citizens and the legitimate interests of the population.

ФЗ № 244 does not regulate the activities of organizations, holding lottery draws.

The bill consists of 3 head and 20 articles. The main provisions of this bill:

  • General Provisions. They include the subject of regulation, procedure for exercising state control, basic concepts, used in law, gambling business requirements, room requirements, where the gambling business is located;
  • Gambling zones. This chapter implies the conditions for the creation and liquidation of gambling zones;
  • The third chapter describes the rules for organizing and conducting risky entertainment in bookmakers outside gambling zones.. The opening procedure is indicated, demands, applicable to bookmakers and final provisions of this law.

An important component of the Federal Law "On state regulation of activities for the organization and conduct of gambling and on amendments to some legislative acts of the Russian Federation" is 5 article. This article describes the restrictions for the implementation of gambling:

  • the organization and conduct of gambling is possible only with strict observance of the norms of this law;
  • gambling is allowed in special rooms, corresponding to the legislative norms of the law in question and other normative acts;
  • when conducting risky games, it is prohibited to use information and telecommunication networks, Internet and mobile communications;
  • gambling establishments should be opened only in special zones;
  • it is forbidden to create gambling territories in the zones of settlements;
  • by law, gaming institutions (bookmaker organizations) it is prohibited to accept bets by means of electronic money transfer.

Download FZ 244 about gambling business

The law banning gambling business in Russia implies special territories, which are allowed to create a gambling business. Where is the population allowed to gamble?. This Federal Law No. 244 defines territories for building such an institution.

Aspects of land selection are indicated in 11 article of this law:

  • Area, where the gambling business is created, should not be owned and used by citizens and legal entities. The exception is land plots, designed for engineering infrastructure facilities and for hosting the Olympic Games;
  • At the time of creation, objects may be located on the gambling territory, state-owned.

Based on the provisions 11 of the article there is a definition of land for the construction of a gambling business. IN 10 the article of this law specifies aspects of the management of gambling zones. According to the law, supervisory authorities have the right:

  • organize interaction between the gambling business and government authorities;
  • give out, reissue and revoke permits for gambling;
  • control the conduct of gambling;
  • provide authorized persons with reports on the supervision of gaming organizations.

According to Federal Law No. 244, authorized persons have the right to revoke a permit to conduct gambling in the following cases:

  • the gambling establishment does not meet all the requirements of the law;
  • entity, being the founder and organizer of the gambling business, is at the stage of liquidation;
  • the organizer of the gambling business violated the rules for conducting his activities outside the gambling zone;
  • the management of the gambling establishment repeatedly provides inaccurate information to authorized persons;
  • at the request of the head of the gambling business.

To learn all the nuances of doing business with gambling, you must study the full version of this law. You can download the latest version of the law "On state regulation of activities related to the organization and conduct of gambling and on amendments to some legislative acts of the Russian Federation" here.

How the law will affect the gambling industry?

Во-первых, these laws do not apply to the domestic market, which are very strictly regulated in their activities and are absolutely controlled by the state. The foreign online gambling industry does not fall within the scope of regulation of the Russian legislation.

That's the law 244 FZ (and 358 FZ, as an amendment) just by a certain measure and closes this gap. Ban the sites themselves they, basically, can not, therefore, we chose a different path - to prohibit depositing and withdrawing money from online gambling (we have already written about the withdrawal of money). what, basically, logically, since there is no money - there is no way to play. It seems that everything is the finish line, however, things are actually not that simple.

Even though, that banks are obliged to block these operations, but the process itself is very complicated and complicated. The law came into force since 1 january 2018 года, articles on blocking - in May, but they started just now.

What is the reason?

This is due to the fact, what is needed for this 2 things:

  • Required software, who can track these transactions. With this, like, no problems on the one hand, on the other hand, for this you need to allocate additional power. Do not forget about the "Yarovaya package", which also requires serious investments in the re-equipment of the banking sector.
  • The blocking procedure itself. To block a payment, the company must have a code, assigned by the payment system, which will contain information about, that this payment goes to gambling or is simply on the Black List of the Federal Tax Service. It's not easy to get there either. To do this, you need to have indisputable evidence that, что компания занимается организацией азартных игр. Roughly speaking, representatives of the Federal Tax Service will make test purchases, on the basis of which a decision will be made to include the resource in the Black List. It's much easier with payment codes., everything here rests only on software and bank resources.

Is there a way out of the situation?

The question of a complete ban on such transfers is a matter of time. It is possible to predict a surge in the activity of online exchangers. Experts talk about the use of cryptocurrencies, which just would not be prevented by such a surge now.

Or for example, if you fund your non-gambling NETELLER wallet, and then transfer this money to your Skrill wallet, то сможете использовать средства абсолютно на любые цели. Это даёт ряд ощутимых преимуществ:

  • Во-первых, both accounts belong to you, which makes payments absolutely safe.
  • Secondly, they can also be easily displayed later.

What to expect for players?

Entry into force of amendments "On state regulation of activities for the organization and conducting gambling"Can lead to, that many players, who place bets online on the sites of illegal bookmakers or play in foreign poker rooms, face the problems of replenishing game accounts and withdrawing money from them to the bank.

Currently, the changes have not affected foreign payment systems, including Skrill and NETELLER. Furthermore, Russian legislation does not provide for blocking transfers of funds to credit institutions and payment agents (which are Skrill and NETELLER).
Recall, that by joining the VipDeposits program + Skrill or / and VipDeposits + NETELLER, you can get Silver status immediately after verification of the account and use an electronic wallet with practically no commissions and restrictions. More details and benefits of Skrill Silver - here, You can read about the benefits of using NETELLER Silver here.

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Resolutions and orders of the Government of the Russian Federation

Some bugs don't get fixed for years and months , Stoloto's company turns a blind eye to them , but perhaps there are errors associated with the determination of the winners or the calculation of funds , and this is unacceptable !

In case of impossibility of execution, caused by the customer, services are payable in full, unless otherwise provided by law or the contract for the provision of services for compensation.

The procedure for coordinating the installation of advertising structures on the territory of the Center and the procedure for making decisions on dismantling unauthorized advertising structures are established by the management company.

State registration of restrictions (encumbrances) ownership of the item 1 of this article, property in the form of investment obligations and operational obligations is carried out simultaneously with state registration of ownership of this property.

The authors' idea is clear. All efforts of Roskomnadzor to block sites with all types of gambling, which are illegal in Russia (And these are all lotteries except "Stoloto", all casinos, since there are no legal casinos in Russia at all, especially with the ability to play online) until they lead to a result. Roskomnadzor, according to information from the tax service, is blocking sites in thousands - sometimes several hundred a day.

Decision, specified in part 3 of this article, sent by the management company to the federal executive body, authorized to carry out the functions of providing state services in the field of technical regulation and ensuring the uniformity of measurements, and is posted on the website of the management company on the Internet.

Dismantling of unauthorized advertising structures is carried out at the expense of the person, which made an unauthorized installation, or if it is impossible to identify this person at the expense of the owner of the land plot, buildings or other real estate, to which the advertising structure is attached, either at the expense of the person, authorized by the owner of such property, including the tenant.

The founder (participant) the accounting center for translations of online bets of bookmakers or totes should be a self-regulatory organization of organizers of gambling in bookmakers or a self-regulatory organization of organizers of gambling in totalizators.

Federal law from 29 December 2006 г. 244-ФЗ "On state regulation of activities related to the organization and conduct of gambling and on amendments to some legislative acts of the Russian Federation" (with changes and additions)

  • Chapter 1. General Provisions (st.st.. 1 — 8)
    • Article 1. The subject of regulation of this Federal Law
    • Article 2. Legislation on state regulation of activities for the organization and conduct of gambling
    • Article 3. State regulation of activities for the organization and conduct of gambling
    • Article 4. Basic concepts, used in this Federal Law
    • Article 5. Restrictions on the implementation of activities for the organization and conduct of gambling
    • Article 5.1. Restrictions on transfers and acceptance of payments in favor of Russian legal entities, individual entrepreneurs, as well as foreign citizens and stateless persons, doing business, foreign legal entities, foreign organizations, not legal entities under foreign law, in respect of which there is information about their activities to organize and conduct gambling in violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation
    • Article 6. Requirements for organizers of gambling
    • Article 6.1. Requirements for organizers of gambling in bookmakers and sweepstakes when wagering on official sports competitions and other gambling, Requirements for the accounting center for translations of online bets of bookmakers or sweepstakes when carrying out acceptance activities, accounting and translation of interactive bets
    • Article 6.2. Targeted deductions from gambling, carried out by the organizer of gambling in the bookmaker's office
    • Article 7. Requirements for visitors to a gambling establishment
    • Article 8. General requirements for a gambling establishment
    • Article 8.1. Requirements for casinos and slots halls
  • Chapter 2. Gambling zones (st.st.. 9 — 13)
    • Article 9. Creation and liquidation of gambling zones
    • Article 10. Gambling zone management
    • Article 11. Criteria for the selection of land plots for the creation of gambling zones
    • Article 12. Use of land plots of gambling zones
    • Article 13. Permission to carry out activities for the organization and conduct of gambling in the gambling zone
  • Chapter 3. Organization and conduct of gambling in bookmakers and sweepstakes outside gambling zones (st.st.. 14 — 20)
    • Article 14. The procedure for opening and operating bookmaker offices, sweepstakes, points of acceptance of bets of bookmakers and sweepstakes
    • Article 14.1. Self-Regulatory Organization of Bookmaker Gambling Organizers and Self-Regulatory Organization of Bookmaker Gambling Organizers
    • Article 14.2. Activity of the accounting center for translations of interactive bets of bookmakers or sweepstakes
    • Article 15. Requirements for bookmakers, totalizators, points of acceptance of bets of bookmakers and sweepstakes
    • Article 15.1. State supervision in the field of organization and conduct of gambling
    • Article 16. Final provisions
    • Article 17 (expired)
    • Article 18 (expired)
    • Article 19. On recognizing as invalid certain provisions of legislative acts of the Russian Federation
    • Article 20. Entry into force of this Federal Law

Federal law from 29 December 2006 г. 244-ФЗ "On state regulation of activities related to the organization and conduct of gambling and on amendments to some legislative acts of the Russian Federation"

With changes and additions from:

24 july 2009 g., 22 april, 3 November 2010 g., 4 May, 13 june, 18 july, 21 November 2011 g., 16 октября 2012 g., 23 july 2013 g., 21, 22 july 2014 g., 1 May 2016 g., 28 Martha, 27 November 2017 g., 18, 25 December 2018 г.

Changes, concerning the Federal Law 244 about gambling

Many circumstances change over time, in this regard, all legislative acts are periodically amended, additions and amendments. And the Federal Law on gambling is no exception. The last changes were made to the document 28 Martha 2017, the introduced innovations came into force 1 April of the same year.

Article 14.1 Federal Law on state regulation of activities for the organization and conduct of gambling

The provisions of this article contain the rules and conditions for the creation of self-regulatory organizations.. Create possibly self-regulatory institutions for organizers of gambling business in bookmakers and sweepstakes if the following requirements are met:

  • should be at least 10 founders;
  • rules for admitting members to a self-regulatory organization should be stipulated;
  • rules for conducting business in accordance with the norms of the law must be drawn up;
  • there should be a list of measures, aimed at members of a self-regulatory organization, violating the rules of conduct;
  • there must be a compensation fund.

The latest version of the law, in article 14.1 an addition was made to Art 14.1 P 20. Addendum says non-compliance, specified in Art 6.2.

Article 8.1 Law № 244

The provisions of the article under consideration indicate the requirements, presented to casinos and slot machine halls. Among the requirements are:

  • casinos and slot machine halls should be located only in a completely constructed building;
  • casino should be from 800 sq. m.;
  • the casino must have a wardrobe, cashier, restroom, places for visitors to rest;
  • inside must be at least 10 tables for games;
  • area inside the building, intended for slot machines must be at least 100 sq. m.;
  • in the hall with gaming machines must be located at least 50 automata, also there may be points of acceptance of bets of a tote or a bookmaker's office;
  • there must be a room in the gaming hall, intended for the issuance and storage of funds.

Article 8.1 was introduced into this law in October 2016 года. This article with the latest version of the bill in 2017 the year has not changed.

Description of the federal law 244

The law on gambling was adopted by members of the State Duma 20 December 2006 года, was approved a week later by the Federation Council. The document entered into force 29 December 2006. Since the law was passed, it has undergone many changes.. The latest revision of the gambling legislation falls on 28 Martha 2017 года.

This law regulates the legal basis of state control over the activities of institutions, who organize gambling. The law establishes restrictions on the conduct of this activity in order to protect the morality of citizens and the legitimate interests of the population.

ФЗ № 244 does not regulate the activities of organizations, holding lottery draws.

The bill consists of 3 head and 20 articles. The main provisions of this bill:

  • General Provisions. They include the subject of regulation, procedure for exercising state control, basic concepts, used in law, gambling business requirements, room requirements, where the gambling business is located;
  • Gambling zones. This chapter implies the conditions for the creation and liquidation of gambling zones;
  • The third chapter describes the rules for organizing and conducting risky entertainment in bookmakers outside gambling zones.. The opening procedure is indicated, demands, applicable to bookmakers and final provisions of this law.

An important component of the Federal Law "On state regulation of activities for the organization and conduct of gambling and on amendments to some legislative acts of the Russian Federation" is 5 article. This article describes the restrictions for the implementation of gambling:

  • the organization and conduct of gambling is possible only with strict observance of the norms of this law;
  • gambling is allowed in special rooms, corresponding to the legislative norms of the law in question and other normative acts;
  • when conducting risky games, it is prohibited to use information and telecommunication networks, Internet and mobile communications;
  • gambling establishments should be opened only in special zones;
  • it is forbidden to create gambling territories in the zones of settlements;
  • by law, gaming institutions (bookmaker organizations) it is prohibited to accept bets by means of electronic money transfer.

Download FZ 244 about gambling business

The law banning gambling business in Russia implies special territories, which are allowed to create a gambling business. Where is the population allowed to gamble?. This Federal Law No. 244 defines territories for building such an institution.

Aspects of land selection are indicated in 11 article of this law:

  • Area, where the gambling business is created, should not be owned and used by citizens and legal entities. The exception is land plots, designed for engineering infrastructure facilities and for hosting the Olympic Games;
  • At the time of creation, objects may be located on the gambling territory, state-owned.

Based on the provisions 11 of the article there is a definition of land for the construction of a gambling business. IN 10 the article of this law specifies aspects of the management of gambling zones. According to the law, supervisory authorities have the right:

  • organize interaction between the gambling business and government authorities;
  • give out, reissue and revoke permits for gambling;
  • control the conduct of gambling;
  • provide authorized persons with reports on the supervision of gaming organizations.

According to Federal Law No. 244, authorized persons have the right to revoke a permit to conduct gambling in the following cases:

  • the gambling establishment does not meet all the requirements of the law;
  • entity, being the founder and organizer of the gambling business, is at the stage of liquidation;
  • the organizer of the gambling business violated the rules for conducting his activities outside the gambling zone;
  • the management of the gambling establishment repeatedly provides inaccurate information to authorized persons;
  • at the request of the head of the gambling business.

To learn all the nuances of doing business with gambling, you must study the full version of this law. You can download the latest version of the law "On state regulation of activities related to the organization and conduct of gambling and on amendments to some legislative acts of the Russian Federation" here

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