The casino industry of Belarus is waiting for changes

The casino industry of Belarus is waiting for changes

In Belarus, they plan to revise the rules for organizing gambling. The corresponding draft resolution “On the rules for organizing and (or) conducting gambling games” has been submitted for public discussion by the Ministry of Taxes and Levies of Belarus.

In connection with the legalization of the online gambling market in Belarus, the rules for organizing gambling business on the territory of the state will be expanded. In particular, a new type of activity will be taken into account - the content of a virtual gambling establishment.

In addition, bookmakers and betting shops operating on the Internet will also be regulated by separate rules. To date, the existing document contains provisions regarding the registration of gaming accounts by bettors, their identification, as well as the accrual of winnings and bonuses. Tote games on the territory of the state are currently not conducted by any gambling operator.

In addition, now the companies at the legislative level do not have the obligation to promptly make changes or additions to the rules in order to update them to reflect the reform in the field of gambling. De facto, this causes a number of difficulties between the organizers and participants of gambling, so citizens often cannot turn to competent authorities for help. That is why the operators will begin to make changes to the rules and report about it within three months after the entry into force of new regulations.

Also, due to the legalization of the online gambling market in Belarus, the document expanded the list of allowed gambling.

Moreover, a new order of self-exclusion is being introduced. Now a person or his close relatives will be able to independently apply for restricting access not only to land-based casinos, but also interactive ones. This was announced by the Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Legislation of the House of Representatives Maxim Misko. The new provision will come into force on April 1, 2019.

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