The license for gambling in Russia

Publication date: 06 Mar 2023

The license for gambling in Russia is issued by the Federal Tax Service.

It is issued for the casinos and gambling halls:

  • offline only;
  • only in special gambling zones (Altai Territory, Kaliningrad Region, Republic of Crimea, Primorsky Territory).

Requirements for obtaining a Russian license

To obtain a permit document, you must have:

  • a legal enterprise registered in the territory of Russia;
  • at least 600 million rubles of net assets;
  • notarized copies of the constituent documents of the legal entity.

It is also necessary to document compliance with the requirements for the premises for the future casino: its area must be at least 100 sq. m. Gambling equipment must be owned by the operator.

How much does it cost to get a license?

10 thousand rubles of state duty for the issuance of a license or 3 thousand rubles for its renewal, as well as 4 thousand rubles for the registration of a legal entity.

How large are the casinos` duties in Russia?

The license having been obtained, casinos are required to pay taxes. Since 2015, the gambling tax rate has 5 times increased (in some cases).

Data for 2021:

  • for each gambling table — 125-250 thousand rubles (at least 15 tables);
  • for each slot — 7.5-15 thousand rubles.

Also, each administrative area of the Russian Federation, where gaming activities are allowed, has the right to set its own tax rates within the above boundaries.

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