Russian Federation is about to receive a license for providing the second online bookmaker operator.
The local resource Championat has recently reported that the Russian biggest lottery and online lottery operator are going to open a new online betting service that will provide its operations based on the platform manufactured by Betconstruct.
According to Championat, the site is not related to the UK-based online gaming operator called 888 Holdings, although they have similar titles. The Russian Roskomnadzor, which is responsible for monitoring gambling activities on the Internet, has already blocked over one dozen services related to the 888 brand, even taking into account the fact that mainly access to online casinos and poker-related sites was limited.
If you try to open the website 888.ru, you will see a window to enter a password. The activities of this website are regulated by the license of 23BET.ru, which was founded in 2004. In summer of 2012 it received a license to provide land-based sports betting services. As for the website 23BET.ru, if you open its page on the Internet, you will see an inscription that promises to provide services after getting an official permission.
The Russian Stoloto lottery decided to enter the online betting market in autumn. This fact was explained by a successful cooperation of 23Bet.ru with the First SRO Bookmakers Association. It joined Liga Stavok, which obtained the first license in Russia for providing betting activities in February.
This is another step of the country to the regulated betting market, which will allow filling the treasury of the state with tax revenues. This event facilitates the government to regulate online betting activities and transactions. 
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