View Poll Results: Will there be a boost in Russian online gambling traffic?

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  • Yes, Traffic will greatly increase

    4 22.22%
  • No, land based gamblers will not play online

    0 0%
  • Perhaps, but only a slight increase

    10 55.56%
  • Yes, but only to portals written in Russian

    4 22.22%
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    Default Will the Closure of Russian Casinos Boost Online Traffic?

    After reading an article in The Moscow Times, and the fact that they have forced the closing of land based casinos in Russia, except for those in far reaching areas, do you think that we will see a boost in Russian gambling traffic for casinos?

    Under the law, gambling in Moscow has been restricted to lotteries, bookmakers and poker in specially licensed sports clubs. Slot machines and roulette wheels are banished to special zones in the exclave of Kaliningrad, the southern Krasnodar region, the Siberian region of Altai and Primorye in the Far East.
    Source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/articl.../42/379230.htm
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    I voted first and I find the last answer to have a strong point over potential online casino players once the players has no other resort but the internet.

    But still, we may not know if they can still play "underground".

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    Could Russian ban push people towards online casinos
    http://www.examiner.com/x-12351-Casi...Online-Casinos

    I do see a boost but how big of one is yet to be seen. I am going to say slight increase for now.
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    I also went for a slight increase but probably not noticable.

    I guess if you have a Russian facing site written in Russian, you'll pick up a few more players.

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    Hi Guys

    We own a Russian site and I am 100% sure we will see a surge in the very near future.

    Russia is a very tough country for online gaming, it tends to have one of the highest charge back rates ever but a few simple payment options change teh whole game.

    I can still see under ground games happening but only a small % will have access to those games.

    In fact I can not wait to go live with my affiliate program and pick up a big slice of Russia...

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    I had voted for the 4th option. Russian gamblers will surely try to play online specially if they're bound to it or addicted with the game. If you are a total gambler, you cant resists playing and you wanted to play more. As what Raphnix said, Russian gamblers are the ones who makes the traffic and least are those who will try from the other countries.

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    My site (Russian) have no increase in visitors at all. Though another affiliate mentioned he can see some increase in visitors, though not in registrations.

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    Have seen mass increase in russian traffic, as soon as we heard, we sent out numerous russian press releases which proved quite a hit. Am licking my lips for the long term of this!
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    I've noticed a small increase in Russian visitors, but I don't know if it has to do with this law.

    Anyway, I think websites in Russian will profit the most for this.
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