MOSCOW, April 18 (RAPSI) - Russian communications agency Roskomnadzor has restricted access to 200 unauthorized websites containing illegal advertisement of online casino and bookmaker's offices, the watchdog’s statement reads.

In total, Roskomnadzor added over 250 pirated online cinemas and torrent trackers posting such advertisement to the Unified register of prohibited information. Owners of 200 Internet resources failed to comply with the agency’s requirement to remove banned information and therefore faced blocking. Other 50 website owners have still time to fulfil the demand; their deadline has not expired yet, according to the statement.

According to the watchdog, information on a considerable amount of unauthorized Internet resources with illegal advertisement has been received from individuals and companies through a hot line on the website of the Unified register of prohibited information. All reports were forwarded to the Federal Tax Service for making decisions on blocking.