New rules for casino games in Belarus. From the 28th of February, 2017 owners of gambling venues are obliged to accept statements from people who independently decide to barrier themselves from gambling. The surnames of people, who do not want to place bets any more, will be put down onto a consolidated list. All organizers of gambling games will have access to this list. Those people who decided to give up gambling won’t simply be let inside any casino.
Elena Gritchenok, a solicitor:
If until now there was only limitation of visiting casinos, then from this day onwards it is participation in gambling as well, because they don’t have to go to a casino and gamble, they can do it online. As soon as a gambler’s name gets on the list, all the corresponding gambling accounts of this person get blocked.