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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of June 30, 2022 No. 50

About gambling activities in the Kyrgyz Republic

Accepted by Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on June 22, 2022

This Law determines the legal basis of activities of gambling institutions in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, state regulation of gambling activities, the basic concepts, procedure for creation and content of gambling institutions, the organizations of gamblings and their licensing, control of the organization and carrying out gamblings and responsibility of subjects of gambling activities.

Activities of subjects of gambling activities regarding the prevention, identification and suppression of the acts connected with financing of terrorism and legalization (washing) of income gained in the criminal way are performed according to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "About counteraction to financing of terrorist activities and to legalization (washing) of the criminal income".

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The main determinations used for the purposes of this Law

In this Law the following determinations are applied:

gambling activities - the activities connected with the organization, carrying out gamblings and provision of possibility of access to them to casino on gaming machines, computer simulators, in interactive institutions, electronic (virtual) casino, bookmaker offices, totalizators, irrespective of the location of the server;

gambling institution - the room (building) in which based on the license for creation and content of gambling institutions, the organization of gamblings gamblings are held and (or) rates on bet are accepted: casino, totalizator, slot machine hall, bookmaker office;

the participant - the physical person who is the citizen of foreign state, being directly involved in the gamblings held by gambling institution;

gambling - based on risk, concluded between two or several participants by the rules established by gambling institution, the agreement on prize which outcome depends on circumstance on which approach the parties have opportunity to influence the actions;

the bet - the agreement on prize based on risk, signed between two or several participants which outcome depends on circumstance concerning which it is unknown will come it or not;

casino - gambling institution in which with use of the gaming equipment gamblings with the announced winnings are held;

the gaming equipment - roulette, card tables, table for dicing, gaming machines, including the equipment of totalizator and bookmaker office;

game table - specially equipped place in gambling institution intended for carrying out gamblings with any kind of prize in which gambling institution participates through the representatives as the party or as the organizer and (or) the observer (roulette, card tables, table for dicing);

the gaming machine - the special equipment (mechanical, electric, electronic and other technical equipment, including electronic roulette) established and used for carrying out gamblings with winnings without participation in the specified games of representatives of gambling institution.

At the same time each landing (game) place of electronic roulette and the gaming machine is accepted as one gaming machine;

the slot machine hall - gambling institution in which gamblings with use of gaming machines are held;

game zone - the part of the room of gambling institution intended for installation of the gaming equipment;

totalizator - gambling institution in which mutual bets between all participants for the outcome of event which result is not determined in advance, characterized by certain place of acceptance of rates at participants, payment of prize to them and use of the appropriate technical means and procedures (including "Bingo-loto" and "The Russian lotto") consist;

bookmaker office - gambling institution in which bets between all participants and gambling institution for the outcome of event which result is not known in advance consist;

cash desk of casino or the slot machine hall - the place which is specially equipped with the organizer of gambling institution where services in exchange (exchange) of cash are rendered;

prize - the economic benefit in the form of the money which is independently determined by the organizer of the gamblings as positive difference between cash amounts paid and received in gambling or bet;

the online casino is the organization and carrying out gamblings in real time both in single-user, and in the multiuser mode by means of use in gambling institution or other rooms of the hardware and software adapted for carrying out gamblings, or the means of communication on the Internet (irrespective of the room of use) providing receipt of prizes;

the organizer of gamblings - the legal entity performing activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings;

computer simulators - program and the hardware making impression of reality, displaying part of the real phenomena and properties in the virtual circle;

the hardware and software - technical and the software allowing to automate accomplishment of complex of tasks and providing functioning of electronic information resources and information systems;

electronic (virtual) casino - the website or the program providing access to gamblings to the Internet.

Chapter 2. Subjects of gambling activities

Article 2. Subjects of gambling activities

1. Subjects of gambling activities are legal entities, including foreign, registered according to the procedure, determined by the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2. Subjects of gambling activities shall in the trade names and other documents intended for acquaintance of wide range of persons when holding advertizing campaigns to specify specific type of gambling institution.

3. The state does not bear responsibility according to obligations of subjects of gambling activities. Subjects of gambling activities do not bear responsibility according to obligations of the state.

Article 3. Unions and associations

1. The legal entities performing the gambling activities having the right to create on voluntary basis the unions or associations for the purpose of coordination of the activities, protection and representation of common interests, implementation of joint projects and the solution of other general tasks.

2. The unions or associations are created according to requirements of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic regulating questions of creation of non-profit organizations (the unions and associations).

3. Activities of the unions and associations are performed according to requirements of the legislation regulating questions of activities of non-profit organizations (the unions and associations) and provisions of their constituent documents. Receipt of the license is not required to such organizations.

4. The unions or associations have no right to perform gambling activities.

Article 4. Persons having the right to perform gambling activities

In the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic residents of the Kyrgyz Republic in those forms of business which are established by this Law have the right to perform gambling activities.

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