Gambling news digest December 17-23

The Russian gambling industry has increased the number of customers by 60%, experts suggest that bookmakers should expand advertising opportunities, and betting shops are counting the profits after the end of the soccer championship in Qatar. Almost half of lottery players buy at least two tickets a month, and Siberian Coin plans to build new halls with slot machines. Why 1xStavka is suing the ECUPIS operator, why the bill on mining was again postponed until next year and how many Russian cyber-sport players were put under a lifetime ban due to fraud – read in Login Casino digest December 17-23.

Rosbank conducted a study of purchasing activity of citizens of the Russian Federation. According to the results of the analysis it turned out that the maximum growth in customer base in 2022 was achieved by representatives of business in the category of gambling. The total number of consumers of gambling services during the analyzed period has increased by 60%. At the same time in the top three also included the representatives of tourist business with an increase in the client base by 50% and online-shops with growth of 48%.

The former president of the First Industry SRO, who is now the head of the CCI subcommittee on betting and totalizators, at a meeting of the expert council for the discussion of the law On Advertising made several proposals. First, the expert believes that it is necessary to allow bookmakers to use images of athletes in their promotions, as the current ban does not have the desired effect. Legislative permission to involve athletes in bookmaker advertising will support the athletes themselves, as well as coaches, referees and others associated with the industry. Secondly, according to Nikolai Oganezov, it is necessary to allow betting operators to place advertising on the entire territory of sports facilities, not only inside them. For example, now quite often owners of sports facilities are prosecuted for placing banners on the outside walls of stadiums, which hurts facilities that are already deprived of additional funding.

This was reported by analysts of the Unified Regulator after processing the data obtained from the information system. Overall, the turnover of the betting market since the 1/8 finals of the soccer championship exceeded 80 billion rubles. Players’ activity peaked during the quarterfinals, when the betting volume increased by 60 and 98%. In general, the World Cup has significantly activated the market and allowed bookmakers to increase the missing volume of turnover and revenue.

At the same time, the biggest match of the championship in terms of betting turnover was the final. Representatives of Pari betting company tell about it. The volume of bets slightly decreased during the tournament from the first to the third tour, but the final completely compensated the slight decrease. Thus, the final match Argentina – France gathered 7.58% of the total volume of bets on the championship. The second most profitable match for the bookmaker was the Morocco, which for the first time in the history of African teams was able to reach the semifinals and thus brought 3.69% of the betting volume. In third place with almost the same 3.63% was the game of the Netherlands.ndy – Argentina in the quarterfinals.

Summing up the results of the championship, the managing partner of BC Pari Dmitry Sergeev said that 26 teams participating in the world competition provided the bookmaker with profits and only six – brought losses. Morocco team made the bookmaker 21% profit – the highest figure in the championship. The biggest losses of the bookmaker’s office were suffered by the French, whose game incurred losses of 10%.

That is what the survey of more than 1100 players from the National Lottery showed. Only 18% of respondents buy a ticket no more than once a month, and 33% participate only in the biggest holiday draws. At the same time 52% of players are men and 47% are women. More often young people 25-34 years old, who account for 45% of players. Another 30% of lottery fans are in the age range 35-50 years old, and the age of 25% over 41 years.

On the further development of the gambling cluster Siberian Coin told Evgeny Deshevikh, head of the professional authority of the region. The company Altai Palace, which is still the only investor of the zone, intends to realize the project of building new tourist objects. As a part of the investment plan in Sibirskaya Moneta they want to build three hotels, arcades, spa complex and ski slopes. About 4 billion rubles investments are required for creating new objects of infrastructure.

The company Stavka Ru which is a legal entity of the bookmaker 1xStavka filed a claim against Mobile Card which performs the functions of ECUPIS operator. In the statement the plaintiff asks to recognize the decisions, actions or inactions of the defendant as illegal. The details of the case have not been disclosed yet.

Consideration of the final version of the bill on the regulation of crypto mining in Russia, which was finally launched on December 14, is postponed again. It became known that the document once again required additional approvals. The head of the State Duma Committee on Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov told about it. Earlier, the committee had recommended the government to adopt the bill before the end of the autumn session in the first reading. New approvals will delay the process and lead to the fact that the Duma will consider the document again in 2023.

The process of launching the digital national currency may start as early as the last days of December 2022. The prototype of the digital currency platform was developed at the end of 2021. Together with 12 banks and three credit institutions, the Central Bank is already actively testing the new technology. Real operations are planned to begin in the second quarter of 2023. Thanks to the rapid introduction of a new form of currency, the state will be able to improve control over the target expenditure of funds from the budget, to implement targeted payments, improve a number of other related processes. Banks, in turn, will be able to offer new financial products. What complicates the process of project implementation is the departure of major international software vendors from the Russian market and the reduction of project financing.

Organizations PGL Esports and Valve decided to permanently ban nine Russian players and one Ukrainian cyber player in the Dota 2 discipline. Players violated the rules of professional cybersports: sharing their accounts with other cyber athletes or impersonating other players in competitions. One of the banned Russians – Kamil Biktimirov – was only introduced to on December 6. Teams are looking for replacements to replace the eliminated cyber athletes.

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