Russia: FAS Finds Google Guilty of Casino Advertising

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Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia has found Google guilty of advertising gambling companies in AdWords. Currently, gambling advertisement, including online casinos, is prohibited in Russia, the watchdog stated.

In 2018, Russian telecom regulatory authority Roskomnadzor fined Google for not removing illegal gambling sites from search results. The authority imposes a fine of approximately €6.5k on Google and also blocked 3,000 gambling websites.

The current legislation establishes that all search engines must check a registry of banned sites and remove them from their results.