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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of December 29, 2006 No. 244-FZ

About state regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings and about modification of some legal acts of the Russian Federation

(The last edition from 03-07-2019)

Accepted by the State Duma on December 20, 2006

Approved by the Federation Council on December 27, 2006

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Federal Law

1. This Federal Law determines the legal basis of state regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings in the territory of the Russian Federation and restrictions of implementation of the this activities for the purpose of protection of morality, the rights and legitimate interests of citizens are set.

2. Operation of this Federal Law does not extend to activities for the organization and carrying out lotteries, and also to activities of the organizers of trade performing the activities according to the Federal Law "About the Organized Biddings".

Article 2. Legislation on state regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings

Legal regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings is performed according to the Civil code of the Russian Federation, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws, the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation, and also can be performed by other regulatory legal acts accepted according to this Federal Law.

Article 3. State regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings

1. State regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings is performed in the way:

1) establishments of procedure of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings and the corresponding restrictions, mandatory requirements to organizers of gamblings, gambling institutions, visitors of gambling institutions, gambling zones;

2) allocations of the territories intended for implementation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings - gambling zones;

3) issues of operating authorities on the organization and carrying out gamblings in gambling zones;

4) issues of licenses for activities on the organization and carrying out gamblings in bookmaker offices and totalizators;

5) implementation of the state supervision in the field of the organization and the carrying out gamblings directed to the warning, identification and suppression of violations of the law of state regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings by persons performing the specified activities.

2. State regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings according to this Federal Law is performed by the Government of the Russian Federation, federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation on implementation of functions on normative legal regulation in the field of the organization and carrying out gamblings, other federal executive bodies of the Russian Federation within their competence, the public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation authorized on implementation of functions on management of gambling zones.

3. Check of technical condition of the gaming equipment is performed by the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation performing functions on control and supervision of compliance with law about taxes and fees.

Article 4. The basic concepts used in this Federal Law

For the purposes of this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) gambling - the agreement on prize based on risk signed by two or several participants of such agreement among themselves or with the organizer of gambling by the rules established by the organizer of gambling;

2) bet - the gambling in case of which the outcome of the agreement on prize based on risk signed by two or several participants of bet among themselves or with the organizer of this type of gambling depends on event concerning which it is unknown will come it or not;

3) rate - the money given by the participant of gambling to the organizer of gambling (except for the money recognized according to this Federal Law interactive rate) and the participations in gambling serving as condition according to the rules established by the organizer of gambling;

3. 1) interactive rate - money, including the electronic money transferred with use of electronic instruments of payment, including by means of information and telecommunication networks, including Internet network, and also means of communication, including means of mobile communication, the center of accounting of transfers of interactive rates of bookmaker offices or totalizators to the organizer of gamblings in bookmaker office or totalizator according to orders of participants of these types of gamblings and the participations in gambling serving as condition according to the rules established by such organizer of gamblings;

4) prize - money or other property, including the property rights which are subject to payment or transfer to the participant of gambling in case of approach of the result of gambling provided by the rules established by the organizer of gambling;

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

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