Illegal gambling advertising will be brought up for discussion in the Civic Chamber, Russian bookmakers managed to increase traffic by 18% in 2022, and two bookmaker executives were included in the ranking of the most influential people in domestic football. At the same time, the casino operator in Yantarnaya and “Primorye” increased profits by 316%, and in gambling zones, attendance is expected to grow by at least 20% after the resumption of flights to China. These and other industry news – in the Login Casino digest February 11-17.
The problem of illegal gambling advertising will be discussed in the Civic Chamber
The Public Chamber of Russia will host a round table where representatives of Roskomnadzor, FAS, the IT industry and the State Duma will discuss the problems of detecting illegal content on streaming platforms. In particular, the experts will raise the topic of illegal advertising of gambling on such sites. According to roundtable moderator Ekaterina Mizulina, during live broadcasts, streamers convince viewers that online casinos are a promising source of income, and there are many children and teenagers among the viewers of such broadcasts.
Russian bookmakers increased traffic by more than 18% in 2022
At the end of 2022, the total traffic of the official websites of Russian bookmakers reached 557.65 million. This figure is 18.2% higher than the achievements of betting houses in 2021. According to annual indicators, the website of the bookmaker “Winline” took the first place in terms of attendance. with an attendance of 126.86 million, in second place – BC “Fonbet” with a traffic of 120.01 million, and the third place was taken by BC “Liga Stavok” with 60.44 million visitors. Read a detailed traffic analysis of legal Russian bookmakers here.
Heads of Russian bookmakers – in the ranking of the most influential people in domestic football
Platform “Sport-Express” presented the top 30 influencers in Russian football in 2022. The rating includes members of the RFU, sports directors and club owners, commentators, agents. Among them were two representatives of bookmakers. The fourth line of the rating was given to Kirill Makarov – President and founder of BC «Winline». 22nd place was taken by Sergey Anokhin – General Director of BC “Fonbet”. The rating has existed for three years, and during this time, for the first time, representatives of the betting business got into it.
«1xBet» suing the ECUPIS operator again
The first claim of the legal entity of the bookmaker «1xBet» – Stavka Ru company – filed against the ETSUPIS operator (Mobile Card organization) in December 2022. The subject of the claim – the demand to invalidate the refusal to conduct a settlement transaction made in November 2022. And then it became known that Stavka Ru filed a new lawsuit against Mobile Card. The statement was published on February 13, 2023, but the subject of the bookmaker's dissatisfaction has not yet been made public. At the same time, it is known that since January 16, the bookmaker has suspended replenishment of players' deposits, citing technical problems.
Casino operator at Yantarnaya and “Primorye” increased profit by 316% in 2022
NJSC “Shambhala”, which operates the casinos of the same name in the gambling and tourist clusters “Yantarnaya” and “Primorye”, presented a report on financial results for 2022. As it turned out, the company's success last year was really impressive:
- revenue increased by 39.2% and reached 668.1 million rubles;
- gross profit increased by 39.3% and amounted to 624.2 million rubles;
- net profit showed an increase of 316%, reaching 251.9 million rubles.
Recall that the company ended 2021 with a loss of 751.7 million rubles. Nevertheless, in 2022, the operator opened a casino in the Yantarnaya gambling zone. and became the first Russian company operating in two tourism clusters at once.
The resumption of flights with China will increase the attendance of gambling zones in Russia by 20%
Dmitry Anfinogenov, who heads the Association of Gambling Industry Operators, shared his positive expectations from the restoration of air traffic between Russia and China. According to expert forecasts, the tourist flow from China will allow Russian casinos to increase attendance by at least 200,000 people. The main flow of tourists will be received by gambling zones in the Krasnodar and Primorsky Territories, where attendance is expected to grow by 20% or even more by the end of the year. An additional factor in attracting tourists from China will be the active development of non-game types of services.
Illegal bitcoin transfers abroad are breaking records in Russia
Record volumes of illegal transfers of assets to foreign crypto-wallets through Russian bitcoin exchanges were recorded by Sberbank. It is noteworthy that transfers are made using legal trading platforms that operate in Moscow City. According to the deputy chairman of the board of Sberbank Stanislav Kuznetsov, droppers without presenting passports have already transferred more than 500 million rubles to foreign crypto accounts in the form of bitcoins.
Roskomnadzor launched a system to automatically search for prohibited content
Oculus System was tested in 2022, and already in January, the RKN carried out its integration with other monitoring tools and launched it in a full-fledged mode of operation. The system looks for violations of the law on the Internet: analyzes images and videos, recognizes extremist themes, propaganda and other prohibited topics and actions. “Oculus” can analyze over 200 thousand images during the day, and this despite the fact that before the launch of the system, operators manually processed about 106 images and 101 videos for the same period.