While the Russian poker players are beginning to prepare for the new year holidays, Russian lawmakers have prepared a gift for them.
Last week the Federation Council approved a law banning on funds transfers, including electronic money, in the bookmaker, lotteries and other gambling, if they are unlawfully on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The new law comes into force on 1 January 2018.
Poker in Russia is recognized as gambling. Consequently, the legislative changes will affect Russian poker players.
I have a feeling that online poker will soon be closed in Russia.
I would not like this.