Russia Blocks 600 Gambling Sites

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More than 600 online gambling websites have been blocked in Russia, including large betting sites such as PokerStars and Unibet.

The addition of the sites means that it is compulsory for the country's ISPs to begin blocking the site. The order to block the sites reportedly came from Russia's National Prosecutor, which was set actually issued back in June of 2013.

PokerStars took to the media to comment on the blockade, noting that they will continue to offer online poker services to Russian punters.

Speaking to the press a PokerStars Spokesman said, "Our terms and conditions make it clear that our services are not for use in jurisdictions where it is illegal to do so, but the measures taken by Roskomnadzor, and the resulting action with the Common Registry of Banned Websites that prevents access to our website, does not affect ability to continue playing at PokerStars."

A full list of the banned sites has not been made available, but Casino Listings will update this story as soon as we find out which casinos are affected.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.