Ongoing Russian developments have seen the state Duma accept the second and third readings of Bill 647044-7, significantly modifying Russia’s existing sports betting laws. Originally presented to the Duma on 30 April, Bill 647044-7 has amended ‘federal regulations on activities for the regulation and conduct of gambling’.Within its mandate, the bill will allow the Kremlin to implement ‘limits on types of sports events that can be wagered on’ and a further ‘increase on financial obligations of Russian sports betting licences’.The changes stated that licensed sportsbooks will only be able to accept wagers on sports events sanctioned by official foreign and domestic governing bodies.The bill remains unclear on its interpretation of ‘international sports organisations’ – but states that all international sports events have to be monitored by a corresponding governing body, keeping track of the event’s activities.As a result, the Kremlin will proceed with expanding its quarterly 5% GGR tax charge on international bet types, helping fund Russia’s wide-ranging sports federations – an obligation that was formerly applied on the wagering of domestic sports events.Further amendments have seen the Kremlin gain new legislative powers to directly suspend or terminate bookmaker licences on failure to meet tax obligations or for incumbents that have failed to register their wagering activities for a recorded period of six months.The Kremlin has also increased the obligations of licensed bookmakers, with operators forced to maintain a minimum liability of RUB 500m (€6m) in bank guarantees, with a RUB 1bn (12m) in net assets. The above measure was sanctioned as 14 licensed sportsbooks had been exempt of the liability clause as they had been granted their licences prior to 2010, before financial requirements had been adopted. At present, Russia maintains 20 licensed sportsbooks approved by the Russian federal tax authority, whose transactions are monitored and recorded by the government’s SRO system.Observing market developments, international law firm Dentons’ CIS office issued the following guidance note: “This bill will enter into force 60 days after its official publication, which will happen after the President assents to the bill and other technicalities are completed. In terms of timelines, we are looking at the new requirements taking effect in mid-autumn 2020.” Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Ukraine Gambling Law demands tough scrutiny on operator origins July 20, 2020 Submit Share Ukraine targets summer initiation for its new gambling law July 15, 2020 Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020
Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Grizzlies’ backups, 3-point shooting, too much for Clippers “He already gave me his best,” says Stiverne (25-2-1, 20 KOs), who turned 39 on Wednesday and hasn’t fought in two years. He is stepping in for Luis Ortiz, who was disqualified by the sanctioning body when he had a positive drug test.“I had nothing last fight. But now I’m a very dangerous man. Everyone here knows what time it is. Deontay Wilder has been trying to duck me. He’s been giving a lot of excuses about my career. He should be happy if I’ve been inactive. He should be jumping in the air. Everyone knows that means he’s scared.”Rather than scared, Wilder sounds weary. He notes that the entire promotion of this fight has been on his shoulders. He’s crisscrossed the country drumming up interest, and he’s ready to finish his business for 2017 and get on with unification next year.For that, Wilder adds, he can’t wait.“I’ve promised I will unify the heavyweight titles and I will,” he says. “Those others, (Anthony) Joshua, have other plans. I don’t think he has the motivation to unify. If that is his plan, then sign the deal. That’s all it takes to make it happen. Next fight, we’ll make it happen. But he doesn’t want to fight me, period.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2015, file photo, Deontay Wilder, left, punches Bermane Stiverne during their WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, will square off again against Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center. Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts. The only opponent who went the distance with him is Stiverne. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)NEW YORK — Deontay Wilder is steamed. And drained. And very, very eager.All of those descriptions are delivered by the WBC heavyweight champion himself as he prepares to fight Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center.ADVERTISEMENT Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts. The only opponent who went the distance with him is Stiverne, whom Wilder outpointed for the belt in 2015. Since, Wilder has stopped five others in defense of the title, but the fact that Stiverne was standing at the end of their previous bout has the champ “steamed.”Add that Stiverne has claimed many times he was not at peak health for that fight, and Wilder shakes his head in disgust.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Stiverne was the only man to survive the ‘Alabama Slammer’ and avoid a knockout,” the 32-year-old native of Tuscaloosa says. “When I knock him out, then nobody will be able to say they made it through against me. He was nothing but a lot of lumps and excuses after the first fight.”Stiverne, naturally, disagrees. 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He wants to put on a show, particularly with a UFC card taking place in New York the same night.“This will be an electrifying fight,” Wilder says. “That belt isn’t going anywhere. I will unify the division. I will be the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”The undercard features one of the area’s favorites, Shawn Porter, who faces Adrian Granados in a welterweight matchup. Porter probably has the best resume of anyone on the card, and previous fights at Barclays against Keith Thurman, Devon Alexander and Andre Berto make the former world champ a solid draw.What most impresses Porter (27-2-1, 17 knockouts) about Granados (18-5-2)? Well, at the final news conference for the bouts, the always-dapper Porter complimented Granados on his fine clothing.“The respect that Granados and I have for each other, that’s what boxing is all about,” Porter says. “It’s about getting in the ring and competing. We wanted someone that was going to come here and fight me. 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Alvaro Morata bagged his fourth goal in his last four Premier League appearance as his brace helped Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-1 and give Maurizio Sarri a record-equalling start to Premier League management.The Spaniard’s first-half effort was cancelled out by Andros Townsend as the Blues initially struggled to deal with their vibrant visitors. Hazard provided the assist for Chelsea and Morata’s second goal Morata is in very good form Pedro put the result beyond any doubt REVEALED But Eden Hazard, back from a three-game absence with a back problem, provided the striker’s second with his first touch, sending over a free-kick which Morata expertly diverted into the net.The often derided Spain frontman also has five goals in his past six Chelsea games and Pedro added a third soon afterwards as the Blues moved second in the table, above Liverpool on goal difference.Palace are now without a win in six league matches.An eighth victory from an 11-game unbeaten start saw Sarri, a 59-year-old former banker, equal Frank Clark’s Premier League record. Clark was undefeated in his first 11 Premier League matches with Nottingham Forest in 1994. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sarri needed to call on Hazard to achieve his record-equalling start 5 The Palace goalkeeper saved a Luiz header from Willian’s free-kick as the visitors’ set-piece vulnerability was exposed again.Hazard and Mateo Kovacic were sent on for Willian and Ross Barkley and Hazard had an immediate impact.The Belgium playmaker’s free-kick bounced through to Morata at the far post. The striker controlled the ball and drilled a shot into the far corner.Chelsea had a third soon afterwards when Marcos Alonso’s low cross from the left evaded four Palace defenders and Pedro finished with aplomb. Morata missed a hat-trick opportunity when played through by Hazard on the counter-attack in stoppage time. His attempted lob of Hennessey was poorly executed and held by the goalkeeper. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Andros Townsend’s 53rd-minute strike gave the Blues something to worry about Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF no dice ADVICE 5 Palace’s star man Wilfried Zaha, meanwhile, operated at another level to his team-mates and was often isolated.He constantly caused trouble for the Blues and created a shooting chance for Max Meyer, who fired over from the edge of the box.The German winger then had a shot blocked by David Luiz, who next delayed Zaha long enough for the forward to pass into space, his team-mates failing to keep up.Chelsea scored with their first shot on target. Pedro’s cross towards Morata was returned to him by James Tomkins. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sarri, who replaced Antonio Conte as head coach in July, will be seeking to extend his own streak next Sunday against Everton, following Thursday’s Europa League clash at BATE Borisov in Belarus.The Italian resisted the temptation to tinker with the line-up which secured a 4-0 win at Burnley, leaving Hazard on the substitutes’ bench.Both teams were trying to show they were not over-reliant on one player, but neither managed it in the first half.Without Hazard on the pitch, Chelsea appeared to lack a cutting edge. 5 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News REVEALED huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Pedro centred again, Morata controlled, turned and fired in with his second touch.Willian had an effort correctly ruled out for offside three minutes later and Hazard was sent out to warm up early in the second half.His introduction for the first time since the draw with Manchester United appeared more likely when Palace levelled after Luiz had been caught cold.James McArthur fed Townsend, who surged by the Brazil defender and held him off before finishing superbly for his first goal in 20 league games.Morata had a header saved by Wayne Hennessey, but was offside anyway. 5 MONEY RANKED