- 1 BK “Fonbet” changed legal entity and owner
- 2 The legal entity of Paribet bookmaker has increased its authorized capital by 20 times
- 3 ERAI wants to develop a corporate identity
- 4 In the Sochi gambling zone, guests are met by robots
- 5 Russian bookmakers may be deprived of live betting lines
- 6 Results of Russian bookmakers for 2021
- 7 Marathonbet loses its sponsorship contract with Manchester City
- 8 Azerbaijan banned advertising illegal gambling and betting According to local media, illegal sports betting and gambling were included in the list of goods prohibited for advertising. The decision was fixed by a government decree and amendments to the relevant law. Russian casinos reported their profits for 2021
- 9 Russian bookmakers were noted at the Global Gaming Awards 2022
Among the most important betting news: Fonbet bookmaker now a new legal entity manages, the owner of Paribet has increased its authorized capital, Marathonbet loses its sponsorship contract with Manchester City, and Zenit, 1× Bet and “Astrabet” reported on financial results for 2021. Russian casinos were able to turn a profit after a loss-making 2020, and robots appeared in the Sochi gambling zone to serve guests. About these and other important industry news – in the digest April 9-15 from Login Casino.
BK “Fonbet” changed legal entity and owner
Changes in documents have appeared on the official website of the bookmaker. Based on the information provided, from now on, the legal entity of the office is Pin-Ap.ru LLC. It is noteworthy that until recently, “Pin-Ap.ru” represented the bookmaker Ivanbet, which has currently closed its social networks and website without explanation. Another interesting update concerned the change of owners of Pin-Up.ru. The company is now 100% owned by Alexander Udodov, who is also the sole owner of Paribet, formerly known as Parimatch.
At the same time, Fonbet continues litigation with the Federal Antimonopoly Service. The company filed the lawsuit again on April 8. The previous appeal to the court against the FAS «Fonbet» filed two months earlier. The first lawsuit was related to attempts to challenge the decision of the FAS, in which the service found the bookmaker guilty of urging fans to make noise after 23:00. BC launched such advertising on television during the European Football Championship in 2021. In the April lawsuit, apparently, the bookmaker is trying to challenge the amount of the fine, and not the FAS decision itself.
According to public information on the Unified State Register of Legal Entities platform, the Favorit Bookmaker Company, which owns the Paribet bookmaker, has increased its authorized capital to 100 million rubles. Previously, the authorized capital of the company was 5 million rubles. This was quite predictable, since according to the law, the authorized capital of a bookmaker cannot be less than 100 million rubles. All 100% shares of the authorized capital belong to the sole owner – Alexander Udodov.
ERAI wants to develop a corporate identity
An agreement from ERAI appeared on the state website of the Unified Information System in the field of procurement. According to the agreement, the regulator needs services to develop the corporate identity of the organization. ERAI allocated 595.4 thousand rubles for this task. The organization has already found contractors, the task began on April 11, the deadline for the completion of works – July 1. Payment for services is carried out from the funds of the organization, no budget injections are required to close the contract.
In the Sochi gambling zone, guests are met by robots
The staff of the Sochi gambling zone has replenished with unusual employees. A robot waiter and a robot hostess meet guests, escort them to their rooms, take and distribute orders. Management is carried out using voice commands and the display. Manufacturer of electronic assistants – Pudu company. So far, robots have been used in test mode, but the management intends to further introduce robots to serve bars and gaming halls on a permanent basis.
Russian bookmakers may be deprived of live betting lines
Francesco Baranca calls for this – head of the special committee on fair play and ethics of the UAF. The expert, in an interview with Agimeg, was outraged that Russian bookmakers offer to bet on matches involving Ukrainian athletes, receiving statistics for sports events from foreign partners. If the statistics providers take Francesco Baranka's call, it will be a disaster for Russian bookmakers. For example, BC “Fonbet” live betting accounts for about 80% of the total turnover.
Results of Russian bookmakers for 2021
Bookmakers continue to report their financial performance in 2021:
- BC Zenit" finished the year with a net profit of 621 thousand rubles. Compared to the previous year, the company reduced this figure by 82.4%.
- BC “1” Stavka, in turn, increased its net profit by 74.3%. As a result, the value of this indicator reached 7.8 billion rubles.
- BC "Astrabet" at the end of 2021 suffered significant losses. If in 2020 the bookmaker earned 109.49 million rubles of net profit, then in 2021 the loss amounted to 118.74 million rubles. The fall reached 208%.
Information about the results of other representatives of Russian bookmaking can be found in our previous issue. The data is publicly available on the state resource with financial statements.
Marathonbet loses its sponsorship contract with Manchester City
According to sources in the legendary Manchester City FC, the sponsorship contract with the Russian licensed bookmaker Marathonbet is close to completion. Back in March, the British Ministry of Culture, Sports and Media urged sports clubs to review sponsorship contracts with Russian companies. Now the cooperation between Marathonbet and Manchester City, which began more than four years ago, will also be suspended.
Azerbaijan banned advertising illegal gambling and betting
According to local media, illegal sports betting and gambling were included in the list of goods prohibited for advertising. The decision was fixed by a government decree and amendments to the relevant law.
Russian casinos reported their profits for 2021
Domain LLC, which manages all gambling zones in Krasnaya Polyana, received record revenue and net profit in 2021. If a year earlier the company reported a loss of 723.9 million rubles, now the profit has exceeded 1.2 billion rubles. At the same time, revenue became the highest for all the years of work, amounting to 723.9 million rubles. In turn, Tigre de Cristal in the Primorye cluster, which is managed by G1 Entertainment, earned 122.8 million rubles of net profit in 2021. For comparison: in 2020, the casino worked with a loss of 580 million rubles.
Russian bookmakers were noted at the Global Gaming Awards 2022
The Global Gaming Awards 2022, an international industry award in the gambling industry, was held. As part of the annual event, the best companies were traditionally identified in a number of categories. This year, according to the results of expert voting, prizes went to representatives of the Russian betting market. BC Parimatch took second place in the category “Best Online Betting Operator”. In addition, the 1xBet Affiliates affiliate platform managed to take the third position in the nomination “Best Affiliate Program”.