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June 22, 2021

The country prepares crackdown on illegal operations

Russia would considered gambling a major offense

(Russia).- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is concerned at how Russia currently deals with illegal gambling operations that are running in the country. "Certain illegal activity should be treated as a crime," said Medvedev. "So let's think of making the gambling business a criminal offense."


he president believes that sine the illegal gambling operations are not considered to be a major offense, that operators are not worried about the consequences if they are caught.

Currently, running these businesses is only an administrative offense.

Russia is considering the crackdown at a time when many countries are expanding their legal casino industries, both land-based and online.

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