- 1 Russian bookmakers are losing traffic
- 2 The Federal Tax Service has revoked the license of "Betring»
- 3 In “Amber” will put into operation the casino «Shambhala»
- 4 Russians are forced to watch broadcasts of esports events by Ukrainian studio
- 5 Roskomnadzor has prepared a new list of VPN services to block
- 6 In Russia, for the first time in history, mobile Internet traffic has decreased
- 7 Google Chrome – most insecure browser
Attendance to Russian bookmakers' websites decreased in September, and the Federal Tax Service canceled the license of the company that owns the Parimatch brand. At the same time, 90% of Russian eSports fans watch broadcasts from Ukrainian studios, Roskomnadzor continues to block VPN services, and mobile Internet traffic of users from the Russian Federation has decreased for the first time in history. These and other industry news – in Login Casino digest October 8-14.
Russian bookmakers are losing traffic
An analysis of traffic to sites of licensed Russian bookmakers showed that in September only six online offices out of 15 were able to increase traffic. On the other portals, there is a significant loss of traffic in the amount of 0.46 to 49.09% compared to August of this year. The greatest reduction in traffic was felt by the bookmakers “Sportbet” – 49.09% and Melbet – 30.3%. At the same time, the top three in terms of attendance included the sites of bookmakers Fonbet, Winline; and «Liga Stavok».
The Federal Tax Service has revoked the license of "Betring»
Company «Betring» received a betting license back in 2009. Since then, the company has represented the Parimatch and Paribet brands. However, Parimatch left Russia, and Paribet changed its legal entity, after which Betting no longer accepting bets. Judging by the data in the register of betting licenses presented on the portal of the Federal Tax Service, the company “Betring” no longer holds a betting license and cannot carry out the relevant activities in Russia. Based on the order of the Federal Tax Service, the license was terminated on October 10, 2022.
In “Amber” will put into operation the casino «Shambhala»
We are talking about the first stage of the erected facilities within the framework of the Shambhala project, which received permission for commissioning. The government approved the launch of a gambling establishment, the area of which reaches 3.25 thousand square meters. m. First of all, the development includes two tents and halls for gambling entertainment located in them. The design will be able to receive the first guests immediately after obtaining a license to organize gambling activities. The tent-like structures are located next to Sobranie, which has been welcoming guests since 2017. In the future, the entertainment complex «Shambhala» will also acquire the main building with a hotel, casino, restaurants and banquet halls. The total area of the project will reach 20.66 thousand square meters. m.
Russians are forced to watch broadcasts of esports events by Ukrainian studio
Sports commentator Vitaly “V1lat” spoke about the Russian-language esports broadcasts of Maincast Dragged. In esports, broadcasts are sold not per country, but per language. Since 2018, Maincast has owned the rights to Russian-language broadcasts of major esports tournaments. In a serious tender, the Ukrainian studio, represented by V1lat, received the rights to Russian-language and Ukrainian-language broadcasts. Accordingly, the largest Russian eSports studios were on the verge of closing. At the same time, 90% of Russian esports viewers watch the broadcasts of a Ukrainian studio, having no alternative.
Roskomnadzor has prepared a new list of VPN services to block
New anonymizers are regularly blocked by Roskomnadzor. There was information that in the coming days, the department may restrict the access of Russians to the next popular VPN services. The list includes VPN HUB, Mcafee VPN, Cyberchost VPN, Quark VPN, Zenmate VPN and a number of other anonymizers. At the moment, Russia ranks second in terms of the number of downloads of VPN services in the world, second only to India. The peak of users downloading anonymizers falls on the period after February 24 of this year.
In Russia, for the first time in history, mobile Internet traffic has decreased
In the second quarter of 2022, mobile Internet traffic decreased by 2.3% compared to January-March of the current year. If in January-March the traffic was 8.54 billion GB, then in April-June – 8.35 billion GB. This is evidenced by the data of the Ministry of Digital Development, which are confirmed by mobile operators. Experts attribute the drop in traffic to the suspension of popular online resources in Russia, as well as to the blocking of some of them. In particular, we are talking about Facebook and Instagram blocked in Russia, as well as the voluntary exit from the Russian TikTok market. So far, mobile traffic has had an exclusively upward trend, and this is the first time it has fallen.
Google Chrome – most insecure browser
Among all browsers in 2022, Google Chrome has the highest number of reported vulnerabilities. AtlasVPN told about this in their report. During 2022, 303 vulnerabilities were discovered in this browser, and the total number of unprotected places during its operation reached 3159. Mozilla Firefox was in second place in terms of vulnerability with 117 vulnerabilities in 2022 and 2364 – for the entire time of work. The top three was closed by Microsoft Edge – 103 security issues in 2022 and 806 – since its release. But no vulnerabilities were found this year in the Opera browser, while for all the years of its operation the total number of vulnerabilities reached 303. Experts note that today browser security is crucial, since a wide range of information is collected and stored in them – from passwords and accesses to bank card details.