- 1 “National Lottery” now owned by Umar Kremlev
- 2 Bookmakers transferred about 10 billion rubles in favor of sports
- 3 The largest bookmaker in Russia “Fonbet” absorbed BK Bettery
- 4 Disguised as SportBet 19 fake bookmakers worked in Krasnoyarsk
- 5 A cruise ferry with a casino will be launched from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad
- 6 Residents of "Primorye" extend tax breaks
- 7 The State Duma removed the contradiction on customer identification in TsUPIS
- 8 1399 Russians became millionaires thanks to Stoloto in 2021
- 9 Binance crypto exchange will impose restrictions on Russian accounts
- 10 Kazakhstan will ban the use of credit cards for gambling
- 11 The legal entity of Paribet bookmaker again increased its authorized capital
BC “Fonbet” absorbed Bettery and changed the CEO, the legal entity Paribet BC increased its authorized capital by nine times, and under the guise of SportBet BC 19 illegal bookmakers worked in Krasnoyarsk. At the “National Lottery” new owner, and “Stoloto” in 2021 gave Russia 1399 millionaires. Important news from gambling zones in Russia: residents of “Primorye” extended the tax benefits for six months. At the same time, the Binance crypto exchange will impose restrictions on the accounts of Russians, and in Kazakhstan it will no longer be possible to use credit cards for gambling. These and other industry news – in the Login Casino digest April 16-22.
“National Lottery” now owned by Umar Kremlev
LLC “Sports Lotteries”, which is the operator of the “National Lottery”, has changed the main owner. This is evidenced by information on the public platform of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities. Now 99% of the company's shares belong to Umar Kremlev – sports functionary, president of the International Boxing Association. The remaining 1% of the shares is owned by VTB Capital IB Holding.
Bookmakers transferred about 10 billion rubles in favor of sports
The Sports Federation (RFS) and the Ice Hockey Federation (FHR) presented reports on income from bookmakers for 2021. So, in favor of the RFU during the first three quarters, representatives of the bookmaker transferred 2.34 billion rubles, and in the fourth – over 762 million rubles. FHR, in turn, received more than 480.9 million rubles from the bookmaker in the first three quarters, and in the fourth – another 243.9 million rubles. The amount of deductions in favor of the federations reached 3.82 billion rubles. At the same time, according to ERAI, the total amount of targeted deductions from bookmakers to sports federations and leagues in 2021 amounted to about 10 billion rubles.
The largest bookmaker in Russia “Fonbet” absorbed BK Bettery
BC “Fonbet” continues to expand its audience by acquiring clients of closing operators. More recently, on the Fonbet platform users of the young BC Ivanbet switched. Together with the audience of “Fonbet” also received a license from the legal entity Ivanbet “Pin-Ap.ru”. Now it has become known that the accounts of Bettery BC players are also transferred to Fonbet. Earlier, Bettery announced technical problems and the impossibility of accepting new deposits.
At the same time, the name of the new CEO of Fonbet, which became Sergey Anokhin, became known. He also runs the Moscow Football Federation and is a member of the executive committee of the RFU. In the past, Sergey Anokhin was the president of FC Khimki.
Disguised as SportBet 19 fake bookmakers worked in Krasnoyarsk
A criminal investigation has been completed regarding 19 organizers of illegal gambling who operated under the guise of the SportBet brand. In total, more than 60 people were involved in the case. The criminals organized the operation of a casino that operated from 2015 to 2020 in Krasnoyarsk. During this time, the organizers earned more than 13 million rubles. The criminal case and the indictment have been sent to court.
A cruise ferry with a casino will be launched from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad
To transport passengers from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad and in the opposite direction, they want to launch a cruise ferry with a functioning casino. The relevant negotiations are already being held by the authorities with the owner of the Princess Anastasia ship. The ship can accommodate up to 2.5 thousand people and can carry cars. Such an offer may be of interest to gamblers who live in the northern capital. Those who wish will be able to continue gambling in the Yantarnaya gambling zone, which is located not far from Kaliningrad. The decision is also due to a possible ban on the movement of transit trains.
Residents of "Primorye" extend tax breaks
Primorsky parliamentarians decided to extend regional tax benefits for another six months: from April to September 2022. Previously, benefits were introduced for residents of the gambling cluster in connection with the pandemic. Now the initiative is due to a reduction in demand in the tourism market and in the entertainment sector, as well as external sanctions. For the period of benefits for operators, the tax on the gaming table and the machine is reduced by 2.5 times: to 50 thousand and 3 thousand rubles, respectively. At the same time, the budget will receive less taxes in the amount of 39.8 million rubles.
The State Duma removed the contradiction on customer identification in TsUPIS
The reform of the betting market has made many changes in the work of companies and government regulators. However, one rule remained unfinished: in the seventh article of the “anti-money laundering” they forgot to make changes to the law, according to which the Unified TSUPIS should identify the clients of bookmakers, and not the previously existing two independent TSUPIS. Formally, independent TsUPIS ceased to exist, and the Unified TsUPIS was not mentioned in the law. The corresponding draft law with amendments was submitted to the State Duma in December of the previous year. Finally, the draft was considered in three readings and adopted as a law, thus completing the reform of the betting market.
1399 Russians became millionaires thanks to Stoloto in 2021
On average, in 2021, thanks to Stoloto, 26 people became millionaires every week. At the same time, the main million winnings fall on the New Year's drawing, thanks to which on January 1, 581 winners became a millionaire. In total, in 2021 Stoloto played 34 billion rubles. This is 3.7 billion more than a year earlier. The number of winning lottery tickets in 2021 amounted to 178.1 million, and in 2020 – 162.3 million
Binance crypto exchange will impose restrictions on Russian accounts
New sanctions of the world community forced the Binance crypto exchange to impose a number of restrictions on the accounts of Russians and companies registered in Russia. The restrictions apply to accounts with crypto assets over EUR 10,000. The owners of such accounts will only be able to withdraw funds, while the possibility of replenishing the account and trading will be closed. The restrictions will not affect user accounts with less than 10,000 euros.
Kazakhstan will ban the use of credit cards for gambling
A meeting on the regulation of gambling business and lotteries was held in Kazakhstan. On the agenda – excessive involvement of citizens in gambling and the prevalence of online gambling. In order to combat these phenomena, the authorities decided to ban the game in land-based and online establishments using credit cards. The country also plans to create a Betting Center, which will operate on the basis of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. To combat illegal gambling, the authorities are planning to conduct raids to identify illegal establishments.
The legal entity of the Paribet bookmaker continues to increase its authorized capital. Earlier we reported that “Fonbet Bookmaker” increased capital from 5 million to 100 million rubles. Now it became known about the next change: the authorized capital of the company increased by 9 times – up to 905 million rubles. The changes are reflected in the company's founding documents.
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