Tag Archives: roskomnadzor
- Russian search engines reach deal to restrict gambling results
September 1, 2017
Russia’s telecom watchdog has reached preliminary agreement with the country’s search engines on measures to block local residents’ access to banned gambling sites. This week, the Roskomnadzor agency convened a meeting with the country’s leading search engines, including Yandex, Sputnik and Mail.ru, to ensure that Russian citizens are denied access...
- Russia reports 235% jump in online gambling complaints
August 10, 2017
Russia's hyper-vigilant telecom watchdog has recorded a spike in complaints related to illegal distribution of online gaming content in the first six months of 2017. In the first half of the year, online sentinel Roskomnadzor said it received more than 38,700 reports related to unlawful distribution of online gambling—a 235%...
- eSports skin betting sites targeted by Russia’s telecom watchdog
July 20, 2017
Russia’s telecom watchdog is taking a harder look at eSports skin betting sites due to their resemblance to an ‘online casino for children.’ Russia’s hyper-vigilant Roskomnadzor agency recently added several eSports-related domains to its ever expanding online blacklist, including skingames.co, csgo.tm and csgofast.com, all of which offer Russian-language skin betting...
- Russia blocks Google over online gambling redirect
June 23, 2017
Russia’s telecom watchdog temporarily blocked access to Google’s search engine this week over links to a banned online gambling domain. On Thursday, many Russian internet users temporarily lost access to the Google.ru domain due to one of the search engine’s pages containing a redirect to an online gambling domain associated...
- Russia targets VPNs for allowing access to banned domains
April 21, 2017
Russia’s telecom watchdog is launching a fresh assault on the use of virtual private networks (VPN) to access forbidden websites. According to Russian media outlet Vedomosti, Russia’s Roskomnadzor telecom authority has been pressuring VPN services to restrict their users’ ability to access the tens of thousands of domains on the...
- Russia hikes fines for ISPs that fail to block gambling domains
February 23, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved new penalties for internet service providers (ISPs) who fail to block unauthorized online gambling domains. On February 10, Russia’s Duma adopted Bill 1102471-6, which amends the Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offences. The amendments hike fines for ISPs who fail to block domains that...
Russian betting industry icon Oleg Zhuravsky dies suddenly
March 17, 2017
Russia blocks Google over online gambling redirect
June 23, 2017
Marathon launch Russian-licensed sports betting site
July 21, 2017
Bitcoin touches $1,300 mark on Poloniex, Bitfinex
April 21, 2017