I should say at once that I have never played online casino and I don’t intend to, but I know the scale of this business in general terms: network Las Vegas brings its owners billions annually, and even if you take into account the huge number of gaming resources, this business is very profitable.
I have long heard about some domestic laws banning online casinos, but so far every viewing of TV series on the Internet turns into a struggle with the intrusive advertising of the notorious B**can and J**Casino. Probably someone will object, say, use paid content or don’t complain, but I can’t give up old habits anymore.
So, today I came across the news It says about closing of 6 thousand online casinos by the responsible agencies (FTS and RKN). On forums devoted to online gambling, users often complain about cheating services – that is, tax evasion is not the only sin of virtual casinos.
I remember how quickly all the casinos in my town disappeared as soon as the law was passed. Surely there must be some underground offices that only experienced gamblers know about, which means that a conditional locksmith Petrovich is unlikely to wander in there and leave his entire salary.
But on the Internet, in terms of regulation, everything is much more complicated: instead of one blocked resource, like a Hydra head, three new ones appear. Moreover, most experienced users are familiar with a variety of ways to bypass blocking. But in the case of online casinos, as it seems to me, the main objective is not to block access for regular users but to remove ads that are not only annoying but can lure a large number of people, including minors, to the gambling network. Such services can in no way be compared to the educational "Wikipedia" (whether the authorities like it or not) or to pirated torrents, where you just watch movies. So their harassment can only provoke a negative reaction from avid gamers who need the help of a psychologist.
In this regard, I suggest leaving banners advertising these casinos, but when you click on the picture the user must be redirected to the pages of psychological help centers or helplines.
It should be noted that the Russian Federation has long been actively fighting both offline and online one-armed bandits and other crooks. Nevertheless, regarding the clarity of regulation of gambling, Russia is almost ahead of the rest of the world. English-language resource gamblingsites.com calls our laws "perfectly clear." There are gaming zones, there are a couple of legal online services, everything else is banned. In the U.S., for example, everything is much more complicated : an act passed in 2006 did not ban online casinos and betting shops, but it did impose liability on the financial institutions that operated them. Nowadays, things have become even more complicated due to the different regulation in each state. Everything is also very complicated in most European countries except Britain, where gambling business is allowed, but is obliged to get special licenses and in general to be quite transparent.
Since 2009, the activities of casinos and slot machine halls outside the four designated gambling zones are officially banned in Russia. Internet gambling sites that are hosted on foreign domains also fell under the law. Before 2014 the blocking of such resources by court decision was ineffective and worked only in relation to regional providers.
In 2013, the first inspection by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation took place, which revealed 219 illegal resources. On the basis of these materials, the court made a decision to block the sites. The first wave of blocking took place March 2014.
In the summer of that year, the Federal Tax Service received the authority to block casinos out of court, which in the past year has actively begun to use them.
P. S. If you still can not cope with casino addiction, be vigilant and bet only in those online casinos that have a special license from the Federal Tax Service. Such casinos have a number of strict requirements for the amount of authorized capital, bank guarantee and assets. Also, after receiving a license, bookmaker must join a special self-regulatory organization (SRO), which have certain requirements.
After obtaining a license and joining an SRO, a casino can even start operating offline. To do this, the SRO, in which the casino is a member, must create a banking or non-banking credit organization or join the already created one. The casino enters into an agreement with this organization to act as a center of registration of transfers of interactive bets (CUPIS), opens an account there, and only after that can start accepting bets, but only through this system.
There are no other legal options for betting on the Internet.