- 1 "Stoloto" predicts lottery stagnation due to ERAI's market control
- 2 "Sportbet" ; sued RBC-Perm because of controversial reporting
- 3 construction of a new casino in the hotel complex has begun
- 4 «Liga Stavok» sponsors hockey and refuses Russian football
- 5 A new opportunity for junket tours in Primorye
- 6 An analogue of Google Play – Our Store
- 7 Russian authorities have promised to recognize cryptocurrency as a means of payment
- 8 In Kyrgyzstan, licenses for casinos were offered to be sold at an auction
- 9 In Latvia, the age limit for players has been raised to 21 years old
- 10 Kazakhstan wants to tighten the requirements for the betting business
In Russia, lottery stagnation may begin due to new legislation, Sportsbet bookmaker is suing the TV channel for damage to its business reputation, and BC “Liga Stavok” breaks a multi-billion dollar sponsorship contract with the RPL. Good news for the gambling zone “Primorye”: a new charter from Moscow to Vladivostok will create excellent conditions for junket tours, and the investor “Shambhala” started construction of a grandiose hotel complex with a casino on the territory of the cluster. About the sale of casino licenses at an auction in Kyrgyzstan, changes in the Lithuanian gambling legislation and the indignation of Kazakhstani bookmakers with the actions of the authorities – in the digest May 14-20.
"Stoloto" predicts lottery stagnation due to ERAI's market control
As we reported last week, a draft law was submitted to the Russian parliament, according to which the deputies want to give ERAI expanded powers in the sphere of control over the lottery business. The largest operator of state lotteries “Stoloto” I am sure that such an initiative will lead to market stagnation and a decrease in targeted allocations to the budget. According to forecasts, changes in the working conditions of lotteries will reduce the number of players by 70-75%. All because of new requirements. Lottery participants will have to conclude an agreement with the ECSUPS, undergo personal identification, and credit funds to a special account in the system. In addition, the draft document proposes to limit the possibility of paying out winnings on tickets exclusively to the bank account of the participants. According to Stoloto, such a move would destroy an adequate system for paying out winnings, under which players can now receive winnings at any points of distribution of lottery tickets.
"Sportbet" ; sued RBC-Perm because of controversial reporting
According to the data in the file of arbitration cases, the consideration of the case in the Arbitration Court of the Perm Territory is scheduled for June 5 this year, in which Sportbet JSC will participate. and “TV Project Prikamye” (“RBC-Perm”). Legal entity BC «Sportbet» defends his business reputation and wants to receive compensation for the damage received during the showing of the video on the RBC-Perm TV channel; July 29, 2021 In the report, the correspondent of the TV channel, together with activist Dmitry Pechenkin, went to the Sportbet betting shop. However, in reality, it turned out that a hall with slot machines operates under the sign of a bookmaker. The story says that there are nine illegal clubs operating in Perm under the guise of “Sportbet”, and all of them are under the patronage of the bookmaker.
construction of a new casino in the hotel complex has begun
Company «Shambhala» started construction of a new hotel complex with a casino on the territory of the Primorye gambling zone. The complex will consist of 270 guest rooms, spa area, gym, bars, restaurants. It will also have a gambling establishment. Now the construction is at the basic stage of preparing the pit for further work. Construction work is planned to be completed in 2025.
«Liga Stavok» sponsors hockey and refuses Russian football
Despite the fact that the Russian team was suspended from participation in the tournament, an advertisement for the bookmaker Liga Stavok was placed on the sides of the arenas as part of the World Hockey Championship competition. The bookmaker remains the sponsor and advertising partner of the 2022 World Championship according to a multi-year agreement with the International Ice Hockey Federation. However, the advertising solution is implemented through digital overlay and is focused exclusively on the Russian market. According to the representatives of the bookmaker, the management decided not to break the partnership agreement because of the respectful attitude of the International Federation to Russian hockey.
At the same time, the “Liga Stavok” plans to cancel a multibillion-dollar sponsorship deal with the Russian Premier League, which is due to take effect next season. The bookmaker said that he could not fulfill the terms of the contract, calculated for the period until the end of the 2025-2026 season. Representatives of the bookmaker in the comments explained the reasons for such a decision – in the critical changes that are currently taking place in the world and affecting, among other things, the economy of sports.
A new opportunity for junket tours in Primorye
Charters are being launched from Moscow to Vladivostok, which create new opportunities for junket tours to the nearby Primorye gambling zone. The start of IFly charter flights is scheduled for July 20, the cost of a one-way flight is 15 thousand rubles, and for round-trip tickets you will have to pay 25 thousand rubles. Tourists will arrive in Vladivostok on Wednesdays. For guests, the tour operator FUN & SUN will offer three programs of weekly tours costing from 47 thousand to 135.5 thousand rubles. Visit to the casino Tigre de Cristal Hotel & Resort is not included in tour packages, however, for an additional fee of 1,750 rubles per person, as part of the trip, you can visit a gambling establishment.
An analogue of Google Play – Our Store
The Russian-style app store for mobile devices based on Android called Nash Store is already available for download on the official website. The development of an analogue of Google Play was required after the Russians, due to sanctions, were no longer able to buy and pay for applications, issue and renew subscriptions in the Play Store service. Now the store has more than 1000 applications, including Stoloto, Alfa-Bank, Sovcombank, Wink. There is also RuTube – Russian analogue of YouTube. The developers claim that the list will expand.
About this during the marathon “New Horizons” said Denis Manturov – head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The expert is sure: sooner or later, crypto in Russia will be legalized as the main means of payment. However, how this will happen and how the state implements regulation, – Manturov does not undertake to predict.
Experts were skeptical about loud statements. The government is no longer considering the option of a complete ban on cryptocurrencies, but the Central Bank still emphasizes the high risks of introducing digital currencies for the economy and stability of the state. According to experts, at the current stage, the recognition of crypto as a means of payment is not relevant, there are neither opportunities nor prerequisites for this. The maximum you can count on in this section, – this is a permission to use crypto assets as a means of payment for conducting foreign trade transactions.
In Kyrgyzstan, licenses for casinos were offered to be sold at an auction
At the plenary session, a deputy of Kyrgyzstan proposed to sell 10 casino licenses at an auction. The received proposal will be considered within the framework of consultations by representatives of the State Service for Regulation and Supervision of the Financial Market. Now the country continues to discuss a bill that provides for the legalization of the gambling market. The country plans to allow the operation of casinos that will only accept capable foreign citizens over 21 years old.
In Latvia, the age limit for players has been raised to 21 years old
The deputies of Latvia have adopted amendments to the law that regulates the work of the gambling sector in the country. In particular, according to the new rules, only people over the age of 21 will be able to participate in gambling. Previously, the age limit was 18 years. The requirements for operators will also become tougher: the minimum number of slot machines in the halls is now 25, and not 20, as it was before. If the bill is approved, gambling halls will not be allowed to open in the buildings of educational institutions, near playgrounds, recreation areas and closer than 250 meters from the entrances of residential buildings. Additionally, the ban will apply to the placement of halls in all residential buildings outside the historical center of Riga.
Kazakhstan wants to tighten the requirements for the betting business
Deputies of Kazakhstan again propose to tighten control over bookmaking and raise taxes for businesses. Such sentiments found an extremely negative response among market representatives and experts. According to the BRIF Research Group, tightening regulation will lead to an outflow of 25% of customers. In turn, the analysis of the “First Chamber of Tax Consultants” city of Almaty showed that the application of more stringent measures would provoke a loss of 61 billion tenge (about $140 million) in the budget over the next three years. At the same time, more than 3,700 people will lose their jobs. Bookmakers are confident that the actions of the authorities will lead to an increase in the number of problem players, gambling addiction and an uncontrolled black market.
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