- 1 The Biathlon Union of the Russian Federation is preparing a contract with a bookmaker for 450 million rubles
- 2 Sponsorship of Russian bookmakers in football
- 3 «1×Bid» suing a construction company
- 4 BK Winline spoke out against the RPL Cup
- 5 The First League plans to receive 500 million rubles in the new season
- 6 Bookmakers will pay for the treatment of gambling addicts in Russia
- 7 In «Amber» a new auction will take place and the amusement park will open
- 8 RKN is preparing a new series of blocking VPN services
- 9 Submit a bill to the State Duma on gambling equipment
- 10 Deputies will prohibit doing business in blocked social media
- 11 Google is closing the “expanded results” option for gambling
The Russian Biathlon Union is preparing a contract with a bookmaker for 450 million rubles, and domestic bookmakers are terminating contracts with sponsored football teams and entering into new agreements. At the same time, BC Winline opposed the creation of a new RPL Cup, and the First League announced ambitious plans for the coming season. Will the bookmaker pay for the treatment of gambling addicts, which VPN services will soon be blocked by the RKN, what will be built in the Yantarnaya gambling zone? and what changes Google has introduced in advertising of gambling companies – read the latest Login Casino digest on July 28.
The Biathlon Union of the Russian Federation is preparing a contract with a bookmaker for 450 million rubles
It became known that the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) is preparing a three-year sponsorship contract with a well-known domestic bookmaker. Under the terms of the agreement, the BC undertakes to allocate funding for the union in the amount of 150 million rubles annually. In turn, the RBU will have to conduct a specific number of television broadcasts of the competition. Violation of the terms may result in termination of the contract.
It is noteworthy that the SBR does not disclose the name of the betting partner until the signing of the contract. According to the executive director of the union, Alexander Pak, such information will be made public only after the completion of the discussion of the deal and its conclusion. However, Dmitry Vasilyev has already indicated the name of the potential sponsor in an interview with the press. The athlete claims that BC Pari will take the place of the main betting partner.
Sponsorship of Russian bookmakers in football
Several important events took place in the context of cooperation between Russian bookmakers with football clubs:
- Moscow club “Torpedo” announced the end of the sponsorship relationship with the Olimpbet BC, which lasted for two seasons. It was during this period that the football club returned to the RPL. All this time, the bookmaker's logo was placed in the center of the T-shirts of all team players.
- According to unconfirmed reports, the new betting partner “Torpedo” can become BC Pari. The amount of the contract is expected to be 75-85 million rubles.
- The Pari bookmaker terminated the sponsorship contract with FC Khimki. The new sponsor of the FC will be Fonbet. According to the contract, the amount of financing will be 80 million rubles a year.
- FC “Ufa” officially said goodbye to sponsor BetBoom. The termination of the contract, according to representatives of the club, occurred by mutual agreement. The partnership between FC and BC began in 2018, in 2020 the bookmaker became the title sponsor, and in 2021 – was the first in Russia to integrate his brand into the name of the Ufa home stadium. Now “BetBoom Arena” will again become the “Oilman”.
- The Marathonbet logo has disappeared from the website of the Manchester City team. Just recently, the logo was on the team's official website in the list of other sponsors. So far, the parties have not officially announced the severance of sponsorship, but not so long ago, Manchester City has already announced his plans to terminate the contract with the Russian bookmaker.
«1×Bid» suing a construction company
The Belgorod Arbitration Court registered a lawsuit from the legal entity “1× Stavka” of the company «Bookmaker Pub» against the construction firm New Era Industrial Technology. There is no detailed information about the case yet, but it is known that the amount of claims reaches 122.4 million rubles – about $2.2 million. Previously, the parties had already sorted things out in court at the end of 2021. Then the bookmaker's claim was related to the discovery of violations in the design and estimate documentation, without correcting which the construction work on the redevelopment of the floor in the Belgorod shopping center “Atlas” were impossible. The problem has not been resolved so far, as the contractor did not eliminate the violations and did not pay off the debt.
BK Winline spoke out against the RPL Cup
The position was announced by Timur Dzhumaniyazov, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy. According to the representative of the bookmaker, it is better for the football industry to focus on the development of the major league – RPL. This is the only way to make a quality product. Another tournament will not increase the income of the clubs, but will only lead to a dispersion of efforts. In his opinion, in the long term, it is the RPL that will become the main source of income for clubs. Recall that the RPL Cup was created in order to fill the gaps in the schedule of Russian teams after their removal from the Eurocup.
The First League plans to receive 500 million rubles in the new season
The National Football League, now called the First League, plans to multiply its revenues. This was announced by the commander of the tournament Robert Ter-Arbamyan. Estimated income of the league in the new season will reach 500 million rubles. The total income will consist of:
- sponsorship contracts – 450 million rubles;
- TV broadcast rights – 25 million rubles;
- betting-right – 25 million rubles.
For comparison, last season the league's revenue reached 171 million rubles. The official name of the tournament – “Melbet First League”, since it is “Melbet” became the general betting sponsor of the event.
Bookmakers will pay for the treatment of gambling addicts in Russia
Such an initiative was put forward by activist Dmitry Davydov and has already sent a proposal to the relevant Committee of the Federation Council. The activist proposes to introduce a mechanism of targeted deductions for gambling operators, which will be used to pay for assistance to victims of gambling addiction. The money will go directly to charitable foundations and companies developing methods to combat gambling addiction. The ministry took note of the proposal.
In «Amber» a new auction will take place and the amusement park will open
On the future prospects of the gambling and tourist cluster “Yantarnaya” Governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov spoke in an interview. According to him, at the moment a plan for the development of the territory is being developed, taking into account the holding of repeated auctions. There is already a list of investors who want to enter the gambling cluster. One of the possible projects – construction of an amusement park. At the moment, there are two gambling establishments operating on the territory of the cluster: the Magic Crystal gambling hall and the Sobranie casino. Preparations are also underway for the construction of the Shambhala casino.
RKN is preparing a new series of blocking VPN services
The Central Bank conducts a survey of banks and finds out what VPN services they use. The survey is being conducted in preparation for a new series of ILV blocking aimed at anonymizers. This time, seven services will be affected at once: Browsec VPN, VPN Proxy Master, Proton VPN, vpn-super unlimited proxy, VPN RedCat, Melon VPN and Windscribe VPN. In this regard, the Central Bank asks banking institutions to provide information on the services used to the RKN in order to avoid possible interruptions in work due to their blocking.
Submit a bill to the State Duma on gambling equipment
Document Author – Dmitry Gusev. The draft law proposes to make a number of amendments that will help improve the mechanism for preventing the organization of illegal gambling entertainment and protect the interests of citizens. As the author pointed out in the explanatory note, some organizers of gambling entertainment in betting shops and sweepstakes use “quick games” technologies that cause gambling addiction. The document proposes to change the characteristics of gaming equipment, in particular, to clarify the requirements for the location of the random number generator, taking into account modern working methods and the possibility of using cloud technologies.
New edits will make it so that buying something on Instagram or Facebook in Russia will be impossible. To implement the initiative, banks will be banned from conducting financial transactions on behalf of persons who provide services using a website banned in the Russian Federation. The corresponding bill will be considered in the autumn session. It is noteworthy that the VKontakte network does not fall under the ban, although some of its pages are blocked by the Prosecutor General's Office.
Google is closing the “expanded results” option for gambling
Expanded results function designed to display additional information about the advertised products, goods and services: cost, availability, rating, reviews, etc. Visually “extended results”; presented in a carousel format of slides, text and non-text elements. Now gambling companies will no longer be able to use this option, as Google closes this option for them in all regions of its operation, regardless of local rules for gambling advertising. The changes will take effect from July 2022.