Wed07172019

Robins Global News & Noticias



  • Gaming Chair Review
    Gaming Chair Review
  • Data Recovery Review
    Data Recovery Review
  • Online Video Editors
    Online Video Editors
  • Download TV Series
    Download TV Series
  • All Elite Wrestling
    All Elite Wrestling
  • Trump Pence News
    Trump Pence News
  • Weather Alerts
    Weather Alerts

RobinsPost News Network

+ Larger Font | + Smaller Font

Gaming Developer Network

Gaming Software News: Gambling Business Legalization in Belarus: What Has Changed and How Online Casinos Work Today


On April 1, 2019, online casinos started to operate legally in Belarus. New rules for gambling platforms have been set by the law “On the improvement of legal regulation of the gambling business” signed on August 7, 2018.

How has gambling been developing in Belarus?

Gambling started its way to development in Belarus in 2009. That was the year when Russia passed the law banning casinos, so Belarus opened its market for Russian citizens.

However, over the period from 2015 to 2017, the gambling business has been slowly decreasing. In two years, the number of casinos has dropped from 32 to 24, and the number of licensed operators has declined by 27. Moreover, the amount of gambling rooms and slot machines has decreased significantly.

In 2018, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree which gave operators an opportunity to start and develop online gambling businesses.

What has changed?

Games. According to the new decree, it is legal to start and develop betting offices, online casinos, slot machine rooms, land-based casinos and sweepstakes in the country. Operators are able to conduct online card games, bingo, slots, roulettes, as well as accept bets online.

Starting and running a gambling business. Online casino licenses are controlled by the Ministry of Tax and Duties of the Republic of Belarus. To get a license, an online gambling business operators have to:

  • оpen a bank account;
  • register the domain name in Belarus;
  • provide a report from the expert stating that online casino meets the requirements;
  • have a certificate stating that data protection systems meet the information protection demands;
  • provide papers with casino operators identities;
  • pay state duty.

All the online casinos money operations are monitored by the so-called special computer cash system (SCCS). By August 1, 2019, all gambling platforms have to use the software, as the system is responsible for registering and controlling deposits and pay-outs.

Gambling business can only be organized by a legal entity of the Republic of Belarus, while a license can only be obtained after two years working in a land-based casino.

Players. The decree changed the minimum age of gamblers. The legal age of casino players raised from 18 to 21 years in order to minimize negative consequences. The age is now determined by the players’ identification.

Taxes. Starting from April 1, the gambling business tax equals 4%, and the income tax rate equals 4% and is levied on all the winnings.

Future forecasts

According to the decree, by April 1, 2021, players from Belarus will not be able to gamble on foreign websites, as international gambling platforms will be blocked. Citizens of Belarus will get a large offer of various games on the legal gambling platforms, which will decrease the cash outflow from the country.

Still, foreign operators will get a chance to buy a company with two years of gambling experience in Belarus. This way, they will obtain gambling license, keep players and ensure new cash inflow.

Apart from that, raising the players’ legal age and imposing industry regulations, Belarus will protect casino users from frauds and will get closer to more responsible gambling.



Get Full News Story On RobinsPost Gaming News Network


Listen to this article. Speaker link opens in a new window.
Text To Speech BETA Test Version.


Print Friendly and PDF Share Embed


Related News Stories From The Web And More

Related Bing News

Gaming Software News: Gambling Business Legalization in Belarus: What Has Changed and How Online Casinos Work Today | Gaming Developer Network | RobinsPost News Network - Newscast

Game of Thrones Scores 32 Emmy Nominations for Final Season, Setting a New Record

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:04:00 GMT

RELATED: Game of Thrones Fans Slam Finale ... A prequel series written by A Song of Ice and Fire scribe George R.R. Martin is currently in development. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 ...

D&D’s Game of Thrones Emmy Nominations: Best Memes & Reactions

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:50:00 GMT

In total, Game of Thrones was nominated for 32 Emmys ... D&D’s writing was notorious for forgetting about plot points and character development this season. Jaime said he never cared for the ...

How Girls Make Games Is Inspiring The Next Generation Of Game Developers

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:33:00 GMT

from girls not being presented with game development as a possible career at an early age. “This was my first foray in the industry and I really didn't know much about what the labor market looked ...

What Al Horford’s unique development as a shooter can tell us about Ben Simmons

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:28:00 GMT

Horford's development as a jump shooter is unique ... And over the years, I've expanded my game - you can say that about a lot of guys. And I feel like with him, it'll just be another weapon ...

New BTS Game Reportedly In Development By Netmarble Monster

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:42:00 GMT

A new BTS game is in the works! On July 15, MTN reported that Netmarble’s developer studio Netmarble Monster is working on something new using BTS’s intellectual property (IP). BTS’s recent mobile ...

Related Bing Web Search

  • No items found
  • Related News Story Videos From Youtube

    1 Year of Learning Game Development with Unity in 5 Minutes



    6 Months of Learning Game Development in Unity (Progress & Result)



    8 Solo Game Developer Mistakes to Avoid! [2019]



    2 Years of Game Development Progress



    5 Reasons Why Game Development Is SO HARD!







    Blow Us A Whistle

    Comments (Whistles) Designed By Disqus




    Company Information

    Official Content Providers











    PRIVACY POLICY

    We recommend Firefox 3 (and above), Edge, and Chrome for dynamic performance.
    © 2008-2019 RobinsPost (The Bird's Eye View Company) All rights are reserved.
    RobinsPost provides links to news sites based on their RSS feeds.
    All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by news sources.
    News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources:
    Bing News, Google News, Faroo News, NewsApi.org and YouTube Search Results.
    ROBINSPOST Is Proudly Made In America.
    Where Quality, Safety and Service Comes First.