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Esports betting under threat in Russia

According to the press service of the Russian Association of Bookmakers, the government prepares a draft amendment to the gambling law, which possibly may ban betting on e-sports in Russia.

Darina Denisova, president of the Russian Association of Bookmakers, commented that the amendment is unreasonable and lacks logic as it can destroy all the achievements in e-sports betting in Russia over the past years.

E-sports is a promptly developing segment of betting in Russia and all bookmakers pay a lot of attention to it. Many betting brands sponsor local e-sports teams. Thus Russian bookies hope that the amendment will be edited by the time it reaches the parliament. This document is not publicly available yet.

Source: bettingbusiness.ru

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