Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has introduced legislation to curtail Internet wagering and other forms of gaming outside of the nation’s designated Gambling Zones.
the draft federal law would impose fines ranging from 500,000 to 1 million rubles
(US$18,000-US$36,000) and prison terms ranging from three to six years for
individuals and groups organizing and holding gaming outside gambling zones. In
addition to brick-and-mortar facilities, this law targets gaming activities
taking place over communications networks such as the Internet and mobile
Russia may crackdown on electronic wagering
April 11, 2011