Russian Complaints About Online Gambling Continue To Mount

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Nov 16, 2018

Telecomms regulator Roskomnadzor reports 63,215 complaints on online gambling in the quarter ending September 30

Russia’s telecomms regulator Roskomnadzor notes in its latest quarterly report for the three months ended September 2018 that online gambling is the principal source of complaints that it received, vindicating its heavy-handed use of banning strategies that have seen over 100,000 sites blocked this year (see previous InfoPowa reports).

The regulator reported that during the reporting period 63,215 complaints related to online gambling were received, far more that those submitted regarding drug trafficking (19,415) and child pornography (10,105).

The latest figures represent a 5,000 complaint year-on year increase, but are lower than the Q1-2018 stats released earlier this year which recorded 86,329 complaints associated with online gambling.

The latest numbers brings the total of gambling related complaints in 2018 thus far to 206,000… again significantly higher than any other category of complaint.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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