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September 17, 2021

It was presented at recent IGE edition

First English-language book of gambling regulation in former USSR countries released

(Russia).- The Responsible Gaming Fund and Storm International announced the first English-language edition of Evgeny Kovtun’s book “Legal regulation of gambling in former USSR countries”.


ccording to its publishers, the book gives full and comprehensive analytical coverage of the legal regulation of gambling in ex-USSR countries (the Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan). The author provides a detailed account of the history of gambling regulation in the USSR and a survey of the current legislation.

The publication is recommended for officers of any legislative authorities, civil servants, teachers, postgraduate and undergraduate students of law universities and departments, gambling operators and high readership. The book is based on the legislature in effect as of December 1, 2008, unless otherwise stated.

“It is the first book on the Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet gaming business,” says the author of the book Evgeny Kovtun. “Its creation has been based on the need to make non-Russian-speaking readers aware of the history of development and existence of the gaming business in the CIS and Baltic countries. I am sure that the book will be of interest for each and every one concerned with gambling. In addition, the book contains extensive historical material on the global development of the legislation regulating gambling.”

“The book is aimed at raising the level of awareness of our colleagues, partners and potential partners with regards to the legislation of the countries finding themselves in a greater need of professional operators,” comments the president of Storm International Michael Boettcher.

The head of the Responsible Gaming Fund Lavrentiy Gubin believes that “the demand for such literature may be explained by high development rates of the countries mentioned, including the gambling industry. Many of these states have managed to form a well-balanced legislative base, manifesting an attitude to the leisure and entertainment industry adequate to international standards.”

The presentation of the book was held at Gaming Awards ceremony in London on 26th of January 2009. The book can be ordered at or via email to [email protected]

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