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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of January 10, 2005 No. 9

About approval of the Regulations on implementation of activities in the field of gaming

(as amended on 31-10-2019)

For the purpose of additional enhancement of procedure of gaming in the Republic of Belarus I decide:

1. Approve the enclosed Regulations on implementation of activities in the field of gaming.

2. Ceased to be valid.

3. Realization of state policy in the field of gaming, and also coordination of activities of republican state bodies, local executive and administrative organs in this sphere is performed by the Ministry of Taxes and Tax Collection.

And compliance with law when implementing these activities to assign control of activities in the field of gaming to the Ministry of Taxes and Tax Collection and its territorial authorities, bodies of the State Control Committee.

4. To Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus to take necessary measures for accomplishment of this Decree.

5. Recognize invalid regulatory legal acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus and separate structural elements of regulatory legal acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus according to the enclosed list.

6. This Decree becomes effective from the date of its official publication.

President of the Republic of Belarus

A. Lukashenko

Approved by the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of January 10, 2005 No. 9

Regulations on implementation of activities in the field of gaming

1. This Provision governs the relations connected with implementation of activities in the field of gaming.

For the purposes of this provision terms and their determinations according to appendix are applied.

2. Action of this provision does not extend to video interactive games, lotteries and advertizing games, the procedure for the organization and (or) carrying out which is determined by other legal acts.

3. Implementation of the following types of activity in the field of gaming is authorized:

content of bookmaker office;

content of virtual gambling institution;

content of the slot machine hall;

content of casino;

content of totalizator.

The procedure of the types of activity specified in part one of this Item in the field of gaming is determined by Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus taking into account requirements of legal acts.

4. The organization and (or) carrying out the following types of gamblings are resolved:

bookmaker game;

bookmaker online game;

game bingo;

card play;

dicing;

game on gaming machines;

totalizator game;

online card play;

totalizator online game;

slot game;

cylindrical game (roulette).

Gamblings will be organized and carried out according to rules of the organization and (or) carrying out gamblings.

Rules of the organization and (or) carrying out gamblings on gaming machines, the gamblings held by means of virtual gambling institution (except for the gamblings organized and (or) which are carried out in the layv-mode of bookmaker online game, totalizator online game), are determined by their software and (or) technical documentation.

Rules of the organization and (or) carrying out gamblings (except for gamblings, rules of the organization and (or) carrying out which are determined by their software and (or) technical documentation) affirm organizers of gamblings in coordination with the Ministry of Taxes and Tax Collection.

Requirements to content and execution of rules of the organization and (or) carrying out gamblings (except for gamblings, rules of the organization and (or) carrying out which are determined by their software and (or) technical documentation), procedure and terms of introduction of changes in them and (or) amendments are determined by the Ministry of Taxes and Tax Collection.

5. The organizer of gamblings for the organization and (or) carrying out gamblings in the layv-mode with use of the gaming machines and (or) game tables located in the territory of the Republic of Belarus shall:

have special permission (license) for implementation of activities in the field of gaming which constituting works and services along with content of virtual gambling institution are content of casino and (or) content of the slot machine hall;

perform the organization and (or) carrying out gamblings in the layv-mode in gambling institutions which location is specified in special permission (license) for implementation of activities in the field of gaming.

The organization and (or) carrying out gamblings shall be performed only by workers of the organizer of gamblings.

6. Gambling institution can be placed only in capital structure (the building, construction), to occupy this structure completely or its isolated rooms if other is not provided in parts three and the fourth this Item.

For placement of slot machine halls rooms which total area, including office zone of gambling institution, shall be at least 100 sq.m, and for placement of casino - at least 250 sq.m, except for the gambling institutions located in premises of hotels and hotel complexes of category "three stars" above can be used.

Bookmaker offices and totalizators can occupy part of the room.

In gambling institutions placement of exchange points, terminals of automatic currency exchange, and also holding cultural and spectacular actions and implementation by organizers of gamblings of public catering is allowed.

7. Gambling institution cannot be placed:

on the objects which are not completed by construction in temporary constructions, under canopies and in other similar constructions;

in capital structures (buildings, constructions) in which organizations of education, the state organizations of health care, the religious organizations are located;

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