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Russia Blocks Online Gambling Domains

Russia Blocks Online Gambling Domains

Russia continues to crack down on illegal online gaming, and has seized control of more than a dozen online gambling sites.

The domains—located both in Russia and overseas—are being seized by officials of Roskomnadzor, the federal agency that oversees the media. The sites were found to be in violation of Russia’s gambling policy.

The newer sites to be blocked that are not based in Russia include 888Poker, bwin.party, Ladbrokes, Titan Poker, Unibet and Betway. Russian bookmakers blacked out included 1xbet, TrioBet, Favbet and Fonbet. Online domains of casino affiliates have also been blocked, according to the official register of banned sites.

The sites were then added to the country’s blacklist of domains forbidden to be accessed by Russian citizens.

 Online gambling is illegal in Russia, and the country recently introduced a bill that would ban banks from processing online gaming transactions.

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