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Federal Law No. 244-Fz of December 29, 2006

Federal Law No. 244-Fz of December 29, 2006

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FEDERAL LAWNO. 244-FZ OF DECEMBER 29, 2006ON THE STATE REGULATION OF ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ORGANISATIONOF AND CARRYING ON GAMBLING AND ON AMENDING INDIVIDUAL LEGISLATIVEACTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATIONPassed by the State Duma on December 20, 2006
 
Approved by the Federation Council on December 27, 2006
 
Chapter 1. General ProvisionsArticle 1.
Scope of This Federal Law
1.
This Federal Law determines the legal framework of state regulation of activities associated withorganisation of and carrying on gambling in the territory of the Russian Federation and imposes restrictions onthose activities with a view to protecting the morality, rights and legitimate interests of citizens.
2.
This Federal Law shall not apply to activities associated with organisation and conduct of lotteriesand operation of Stock Exchanges.
Article 2.
Legislation on the State Regulation of Activities Associated with the Organisation of andCarrying on GamblingThe legal regulation of activities associated with the organisation of and carrying on gambling shall beeffected in accordance with the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, this Federal Law, other federal laws, lawsof the subjects of the Russian Federation and may also be realised by other statutory legal acts that wereadopted in keeping with this Federal Law.
Article 3.
State Regulation of Activities Associated with Organisation of and Carrying on Gambling
1.
The state regulation of activities associated with organisation of and carrying on gambling shall berealised:1) by establishing a certain procedure for conducting activities associated with the organisation of andcarrying on gambling and also by imposing appropriate restrictions upon and binding requirements fororganisers of gambling, gambling houses, visitors of gambling houses and gambling zones;2) by setting aside areas intended for conduct of activities of organisation and carrying on gambling -gambling zones;3) by issuing authorisation to conduct activities associated with organisation of and carrying ongambling within gambling zones;4) by issuing licenses to conduct activities associated with organisation of and carrying on gambling atbook-maker's offices and totalisers;5) by detecting, banning and stopping the activity of persons engaged in activities associated withorganization of and carrying on gambling in violation of legislation on the state regulation of activities associatedwith the organisation of and carrying on gambling.
2.
The state regulation of activities associated with organisation of and carrying on gambling inaccordance with this Federal Law shall be the competence of the Government of the Russian Federation, thefederal executive body duly authorised by the Government of the Russian Federation to perform the functions ofstatutory legal regulation in the sphere of organisation of and carrying on gambling, of other federal executiveauthorities of the Russian Federation within the limits of their respective competence and also of state powerstructures of the subjects of the Russian Federation duly authorised to perform the functions of control overgambling zones.
3.
The checking of the technical state of gambling facilities shall be effected by the executive powerbody duly authorised by the Government of the Russian Federation which performs the functions of control andsupervision of compliance with the laws on taxes and fees.
Article 4.
Basic Notions Used in This Federal LawFor purposes of this Federal Law the use shall be made of the following basic notions:1)
gamble
- a risk-based agreement for possible winnings made by two or several parties to thatagreement either between themselves or with the organiser of a gamble according to the rules established bythe organiser of gambling;2)
wager
- a gamble in which the outcome of the risk-based agreement for possible winnings made bytwo or several parties to the wager either between themselves or with the organiser of the gamble depends on
 
an event the occurrence of which is doubtful;3)
stake
- monies to be passed by a gambler over either to the organiser of gambling or to othergambler which serves as a condition for playing the gamble according to the rules established by the organiserof gambling;4)
winnings
- monetary funds or other property, including property-related rights, which shall be paidout or passed over to a gambler upon the occurrence of the result of the gamble as provided under the rulesestablished by the organiser of gambling;5)
organiser of gambling
- a legal person engaged in activities associated with the organisation of andcarrying on gambling;6)
activities associated with the organisation of and carrying on gambling
- activities aimed atmaking risk-based agreements for possible winnings with gamblers and/or at arrangement of such agreementsmade between two or several gamblers;7)
gambling zone
- a part of the territory of the Russian Federation which is intended for carrying onactivities associated with the organisation of and carrying on gambling whose boundaries are set in accordancewith this Federal Law;8)
authorisation to engage in activities associated with the organisation of and carrying ongambling within a gambling zone
- a document issued in accordance with this Federal Law which authorisesthe organiser of gambling to conduct activities associated with the organisation of and carrying on gamblingwithin a single gambling zone without limiting the number and type of gambling houses;9)
license to conduct activities associated with the organisation of and carrying on gambling atbook-maker's offices and totalisers
- a document issued in accordance with this Federal Law whichauthorises the organiser of gambling to engage in activities associated with organisation of and carrying ongambling at bookmaker's offices and totalisers outside gambling zones, bearing obligatory reference in theattachment thereto as to the number and location of affiliates and other places where activities associated withthe organisation of and carrying on gambling at bookmaker's offices and the totalisers are conducted;10)
gambler
- an individual taking part in a gamble who makes a risk-based agreement for possiblewinnings either with the organiser of gambling or with the other participant in the gamble;11)
gambling house
- a building, structure, construction (an undivided and separate portion of thebuilding, structure, construction) which is used exclusively for activities associated with the organisation of andcarrying on gambling and also with provision of gambling-related services (including an affiliate or other placefor conducting activities associated with the organisation of and carrying on gambling and provision of gambling-related services);12)
casino
- a gambling house in which activities associated with the organisation of and carrying ongambling is conducted by using gambling tables or both gambling tables and other gambling facilities stipulatedunder this Federal Law;13)
hall of gambling machines
- a gambling house in which activities associated with the organisationof and carrying on gambling are conducted by using gambling machines or both gambling machines and othergambling facilities provided for under this Federal Law, except for gambling tables;14)
book-maker's office
- a gambling house or part thereof in which the organiser of gambling makes awager with participants in the given gamble;15)
totaliser
- a gambling house or part thereof in which the organiser of gambling arranges for a wagermade between participants in the given gamble;16)
gambling facilities
- devices or attachments used in carrying on gambling;17)
gambling table
- a gambling facility which represents a place with a single or several fieldsthereupon by using which the organiser of gambling carries on gambling between gamblers therein or acts as agambler therein through its employees;18)
gambling machine
- a gambling facility (mechanical, electric, electronic or other technicalequipment) used to carry on gambling yielding a financial profit which is determined by chance by a deviceplaced inside the body of that gambling facility, without the organiser of gambling or its employees beinginvolved;19)
book-maker's office cash-desk
- a part of a gambling house in which the organiser of gamblingmakes a wager with participants in that gamble and which houses special equipment making it possible toregister stakes, determine the results of a gamble and pay out winnings in cash;20)
totaliser cash-desk
- a part of the gambling house in which the organiser of gambling arranges fora wager made between participants in that gamble and which houses special equipment making it possible toregister stakes, determine the outcome of a gamble and pay out winnings in cash;21)
gambling house cash-desk
- a part of the gambling house in which the organiser of gamblingcarries out operations with monetary funds and which houses special equipment making it possible to carry outsaid operations;22)
gamblers' servicing zone
- a part of the gambling house which accommodates gambling facilities,
 
gambling house cash-desk, totaliser, book-maker's office and also other equipment used by gamblers;23)
gambling house official zone
- a separate part of the gambling house intended for employees ofthe organiser of gambling which is off limits to gamblers;24)
gambling-related services
- hotel services, catering services, show and entertainment-relatedservices.
Article 5.
Restrictions on Carrying on Activities Associated with the Organisation of and Carrying on ofGambling
1.
Activities associated with the organisation of and carrying on of gambling may be conductedexclusively by organisers of gambling subject to the requirements set under this Federal Law, other federallaws, laws of the subjects of the Russian Federation and other statutory legal acts.
2.
Activities associated with the organisation of and carrying on of gambling may be conductedexclusively inside the gambling houses which are in compliance with requirements stipulated under this FederalLaw, other federal laws, laws of the subjects of the Russian Federation, other statutory legal acts of the RussianFederation.
3.
Activities associated with the organisation of and carrying on of gambling by using information -telecommunications networks, including the Internet, and also means of communication, including mobilecommunication shall be prohibited.
4.
Gambling houses (except for book-maker's offices and totalisers) may be opened exclusively withinthe gambling zones in the procedure established under this Federal Law.
5.
Gambling zones may not be set up on the lands of settlements.
Article 6.
Requirements for Organisers of Gambling
1.
The organisers of gambling may include exclusively legal entities duly registered in the establishedprocedure in the territory of the Russian Federation.
2.
The organisers of gambling may not include legal entities whose founders (participants) are theRussian Federation, the subjects of the Russian Federation or local self-government bodies.
3.
The organiser of gambling shall be obligated to furnish the data required for exercise of control overcompliance with the requirements of legislation on the state regulation of activities associated with theorganisation of and carrying on of gambling. The makeup of and procedure for furnishing those data shall besuch as may be prescribed by the Government of the Russian Federation.
4.
The organiser of gambling shall be obligated to provide for the personal security of gamblers, othervisitors of a gambling house and employees of the organiser of gambling during their stay in the gamblinghouse.
5.
The organiser of gambling shall be obligated to comply with the rules established by the Governmentof the Russian Federation in accordance with this Federal Law on operations with monetary funds effected inthe organisation of and carrying on of gambling.
6.
The value of the net assets of the organiser of gambling may not, throughout the period of conductingactivities associated with the organisation of and carrying on of gambling, be less than|:1) 600 million Rubles - in respect of organisers of gambling in casinos and halls of gambling machines;2) 100 million Rubles - in respect of organisers of gambling at book-maker's offices and totalisers.
7.
For purposes of this Federal Law the procedure for estimating the value of the net assets oforganisers of gambling shall be established by the federal executive body duly authorised by the Government ofthe Russian Federation.
8.
The Government of the Russian Federation shall have the right to impose further requirements fororganisers of gambling.
Article 7.
Requirements for Visitors of a Gambling House
1.
The visitors of a gambling house shall be gamblers staying in a gambling house and other personswho are not banned from entering gambling houses under this Federal Law.
2.
The visitors of a gambling house may not be persons who have not reached the age of eighteen.
3.
The organiser of gambling shall have the right, using its own judgment, to establish the rules forvisiting a gambling house that do not conflict with this Federal Law.
4.
At the request of employees of the organiser of gambling, a visitor of a gambling house who isviolating the rules for visiting a gambling house established under this Federal Law, shall be obligated to leavethe gambling house without delay.
Article 8.
General Requirements for a Gambling House
1.
A gambling house must be divided into a gamblers' servicing zone and a gambling house officialzone.

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