January 7-13 Gambling News Digest

Russian bookmakers managed to increase traffic by 20%, sports federations want to be allowed to receive data on bets made by athletes, gambling zones received 36% more guests during the winter holidays, and the Central Bank has developed models for cross-border payments with digital roubles. Why Google and Meta lost their dominant position in the global online advertising market, what damage the crypto-industry suffered because of hacks in 2022, and how the volume of gambling services in Kazakhstan could increase by 8.5% – the answers are already in the digest Login Casino 7-13 January.

In December last year, Russian bookmakers increased the traffic on their official sites by 20.77% compared to November of the same year. The cumulative traffic of online betting platforms reached 76.44 million. 12 sites out of 15 showed a total increase in traffic. Bookmakers Fonbet, Vinline and Liga Stavok topped the top of the most visited online betting sites. Experts explain the increase in traffic by the soccer World Cup, which was held in December and attracted bettors to betting platforms. Read a more detailed analysis in the material of our journalists.

Already in the spring session the government will consider a bill that will allow sports leagues and federations to receive data on bets and wagers made by athletes, coaches, agents and other interested persons. Approval of the bill will be the next step in the fight against match-fixing in Russia. Our correspondents found out what other initiatives are planned to be considered during the spring session.

Number of visitors to gambling and tourist clusters in Russia during the New Year celebrations increased by 28-36%. The maximum increase in attendance showed the Sochi gambling zone, which in the period from 1-8 January 2023 came 32.6 thousand people – this is 36% more than in the same period, but a year earlier. Siberian Coin was visited by 3.9 thousand tourists – also by 36% more than in the previous year. Casino in Primorye was visited by 8.6 thousand guests, which is 28% more than in 2022.

Lottery operator Stoloto filed a request for trademark registration, which sounds like Scratch lotto scratch-lotto, but the request was rejected by Rospatent. The Service believes: these words are not a trademark and should not be protected, as it is called all instant lotteries in which to participate in the draw to erase the protective layer. In Stoloto do not agree with the decision of Rospatent and are going to challenge the decision of the agency in the highest instances, as for the development of the product of the company it is necessary that its name was protected by law.

Information security specialists of Group-IB tell about it. Fraudsters conduct holiday lotteries via fake sites. One of the most frequent scam schemes is phishing emails about lottery tickets. The user is sure to win in such a lottery, after which the scammers ask to pay tax to get a big prize. The key goal of the scammers is not to sellThe new model of cross-border settlements is already under development in Russia.

Russia is already working on the creation of a new model of cross-border payments with the introduction of the digital currency. The Bank of Russia presented two methods on the basis of which settlements between Russia and other countries using digital currencies of central banks are possible. The first model provides for the integration of digital currencies of central banks through a bilateral agreement between states. The second model involves launching a single integration platform and connecting other countries to it. How experts reacted to the proposals of the regulator and how soon the Central Bank will be able to implement the initiative – read our article.

In 2022, the crypto-industry experienced 167 major attacks, which resulted in losses of $3.6 billion. This figure is 47.4% higher than the 2021 damage caused by hacking attacks. More than half of the losses were caused by 12 incidents. Ethereum, BNB Chain and Solana are in the top three of the incurred losses. But the leader in the number of attacks was the network from Binance.

Google and Meta, which dominated the market of online advertising for years, lost their dominance due to the rapid growth of competitors: TikTok, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft. The advertising revenue share of parent companies Google and Meta is expected to fall by 2.5 percentage points to 48.4 percent in 2023. By 2024, this figure will drop further to 43.9%. At the same time, other tech groups continue to expand their shares of the dynamic digital advertising market: Amazon and Apple have significantly increased their marketing teams, TikTok continues to grow the popularity of viral videos, and Amazon managed to grow its ad revenue from $1 billion to $38 billion from 2015 to 2023.

Analysis of services in Kazakhstan in January-September of the last year showed that the sphere of casinos and sports betting in the country is developing at a really impressive pace. During the analyzed period the volume of services provided by gambling operators reached 456.2 billion tenge. This figure is 8.5 times higher than the figures of the previous year. Read more in the material of our correspondents.

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