In Russia, they doubted the legitimacy of using the naming of bookmakers in the names of sporting events and clubs, the Astrabet office is suing the Moscow tax authorities, and the new president of SRO BC received a stake in the authorized capital of BC Leon. Meanwhile, Russian gambling zones are expecting an influx of tourists from China, the RFU has founded its own sports data collection and analytics service, and banks are counting billions in losses from the upcoming introduction of the digital ruble. These and other industry news – in the Login Casino digest on January 28 – February 3rd.
Russian casinos expect influx of tourists from China
On January 8, China opened its borders to tourism, whose citizens previously brought a significant share of the proceeds to Russian casinos. According to the executive director of the Tigre de Cristal casino, located in Primorye, before the start of the pandemic, the main audience of the establishment were guests from China. They accounted for about 30% of all foreign tourists, but at the same time brought 80% of the profit. According to him, the Chinese – the most active and enthusiastic players, and residents of Northern and Central China regularly visited Primorye; until 2019. Experts are sure that the influx of guests from China will increase the profitability of not only Primorye, but also Siberian Coin. and “Amber”.
Bookmakers – in the ranking of the best employers in Russia
The HeadHunter online recruitment platform has presented the top employers in Russia in 2022. The list of finalists consists of 1,000 companies from 22 industries. There was a place in it for three Russian bookmakers:
- «Winline» – 38th place and 106.31 points;
- «Liga Stavok» – 94th place and 102.82 points;
- “BetBoom” – 117th place and 100.74 points.
BetBoom bookmaker presented in the category “Public Services”, and “Liga Stavok” and Winline – in the “IT and Internet” section. It is noteworthy that the same three bookmakers were present in the ranking of the best employers for 2021.
In Russia, there are doubts about the legitimacy of using betting brands in sports
The Association for the Protection of the Rights of Gambling Participants turned to the Federal Antimonopoly Service. According to representatives of the association, when bookmakers use their symbols and names in the names of clubs, stadiums and competitions, they violate the law “On Advertising”; and bypass restrictions. For example, the Russian Football Cup is now called “Fonbet Cup of Russia”, and the football club “Nizhny Novgorod” renamed “PARI Nizhny Novgorod”. As a result, bookmaker ads are spread out of control by promoting competitions or clubs.
The appeal states that Art. 27 of the law contains a list of methods and places for advertising bookmakers, and among them there are no names of sports facilities, clubs, competitions. Therefore, the association asks the FAS to assess the current situation from the point of view of the law.
The Russian Football Union has launched its sports data service
RFU, together with ex-employees of the sports analytical service Instat, established a new company RuStat, which will specialize in the collection, statistical processing and analytics of sports data. Moreover, the share of the RFU in the authorized capital accounts for 10%, and the remaining 90% belongs to three ex-employees of Instat.
According to RFU President Alexander Dyukov, the need to create a new service arose after the Americans acquired Instat, the largest supplier of sports data in the Russian Federation, and the Russians, accordingly, lost access to it.< /p>
The legal entity of the bookmaker «Astrabet» – company “Sportradar” – filed a lawsuit against the Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service No. 27. Information about this appeared in the file of arbitration cases. In the lawsuit, the bookmaker asks to recognize the decisions and actions of the tax authorities as illegal. However, a transcript of the situation and information about which particular situation the lawsuit concerns has not yet been published. It is noteworthy that the office “Astrabet” suspended work in August 2022 and, for unknown reasons, has not yet resumed work.
The new president of the SRO of bookmakers joined the founders of BC “Leon”
Irina Budyanskaya, who not so long ago headed the branch SRO “Association of Bookmakers”, became a member of the founders of the company “Kontora”. In turn, “Office” – this is the sole founder of the bookmaker «Leon». It is noteworthy that the share of Irina Budyanskaya in the authorized capital of the company amounted to only 1,000 rubles. At the same time, 100 million in the authorized capital of the company belongs to the Matchbet company, and another 99 thousand rubles – Irina Myagkova, General Director of BC “Leon”.
The media talked about popular schemes to deceive Russians when making transactions with crypto
Over the past year, the number of transactions of Russians with cryptocurrency has increased significantly against the backdrop of the introduction of international sanctions and financial restrictions. This moment was not lost sight of by scammers who create dummy sites for exchange transactions, change the price of a transaction during the operation, transfer money to dummy wallets, etc. Scammers improve their tricks, as a result of which the number of victims of dishonest transactions with crypto grows enormously. pace. Read a detailed description of fraudulent schemes and how they work here.
The annual losses of Russian banks after the introduction of the digital ruble will reach 50 billion
The introduction of the digital ruble into circulation will cause significant damage to Russian banks. The new asset will take over a significant share of non-cash payments, as a result of which banks will lose about 50 billion rubles a year on the shortfall in commission for making payments.
At the same time, digital the ruble will have a positive impact on the income of retail chains, which will be able to save about 80 billion rubles annually on acquiring, receiving funds instantly to their accounts.