No, he’s not featuring in ‚The Nutcracker Suite,‘ but Russia’s Vladimir Putin could be playing online soon poker. (Image: MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)
The government of Russia is actively considering legalizing and managing online poker, according to Russian business and politics daily Kommersant, thus opening a potentially huge market which could be worth $145 million yearly in fiscal revenue alone.
The Russian daily book says that Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has instructed the Ministry for Economic developing and the Ministry of Justice to compile a report on legalizing Internet poker, that is due for consideration on July 21st. Kommersant said that the given information had been supplied by unidentified sources within the government.
Moscow has apparently been swayed by certain projections that are fiscal with some analysts claiming that on-line poker legalization could bring 2 to 3 billion rubles ($58 million to $87.5 million) to your state’s coffers per 12 months, a figure which could possibly swell to meet or exceed 5 billion rubles ($145 million) within 5 years.
The figure that is former based on a model in which 1 to 1.5 billion rubles would be levied being a income tax on operators, with a similar quantity from the players‘ income tax. Whether Russia would adopt a monopolistic framework or an open market remains to be seen.
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