Russian Legislation Tightening Gambling Financial Transactions Advances (Update)

Budget and Taxes committee progresses Tsupis measure.

Russian federal legislation requiring online gambling financial transactions by operators to be channelled through two specific hubs dubbed TSUPIS was advanced Wednesday by the Duma committee for Budgets and Taxes and is scheduled for an initial reading in the Duma on Good Friday (April 14).

The measure also strengthens enforcement actions against illegal online gambling operators by enabling the construction of a blacklist of financial entities who help facilitate illegal financial transactions with online gambling operators, complementing a wider clamp-down by internet regulator Roskomnadzor that includes ISP blocking tactics.