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Roskomnadzor Russia penalises payment providers QIWI and Skrill

Online payment providers QIWI and Skrill (Paysafe Group), have become the latest firms to be penalised by Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor. Last week, the payment providers were served notices by Roskomnadzor stating that they had breached Russian gambling laws relating to facilitating online gaming payments and that their services contained links to unlicensed betting operators. Roskomnadzor has given both payment …

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Marathonbet boosts casino offering with Gamevy ‘dynamic’ content

London-based real money games studio Gamevy has announced its latest partnership with European bookmaker Marathonbet (subsidiary brand of Panbet limited). The games partnership will see Marathonbet add Gamevy’s ‘dynamic and skilled’ based real money games portfolio to its online casino product. Furthermore, the Gamevy team has developed unique football-themed instant win games with cash-out functionalities, giving Marathonbet casino players further …

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Russia Roskomnadzor gets tough on affiliates and sports media portals

Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has been urged to toughen its efforts in curbing national consumers access to unlicensed online gambling operators. Following the orders of the Russian government, Roskomnadzor has been told to step up its restrictions by widening its IP-restrictions and website monitoring to include Russian language affiliates and sports betting portals. Russian news sources report that Roskomnadzor has …

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ESSA agrees integrity partnership with Russian operator Fonbet

ESSA has signed an integrity agreement with Russian market operator Fonbet, bringing its membership to 20. The deal continues the organisation’s growth and further bolsters the global market coverage of ESSA’s betting integrity alert and reporting system. Fonbet was the biggest operator in the Russian retail and online market in 2014 with 1180 betting shops (21.4% market share) and 2.5 …

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Russia late show saves bookmakers from disastrous Euro 2016 opening weekend

Russian defender Vasili Berezutski has saved UK bookmakers a reported £20 million, as his injury-time equalizer against England in Saturday’s 1-1 draw spared bookmakers from an opening Euro 2016 weekend bashing! Coming into Saturday night’s match, UK bookmakers were in need of some Russian love, as favourites France and Switzerland had won their opening matches against Romania and Albania, whilst …

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Industry to discuss prospects of Russian gambling market at RGWeek

On 2-3 of June, 2016, ECC Sokolniki in Moscow will host 10th International gambling and entertainment exhibition-forum Russian Gaming Week 2016. Representatives of the leading gambling companies from CIS and other foreign countries will gather to discuss the prospects of gambling business in RF taking into account all latest legal changes http://rgweek.ru/en . Special occasion For its 10th time, Russian …

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Fine China – What opportunities does the growth of Chinese football give bookmakers?

SBC’s Football Odds Expert Jeevan Jeyaratnam takes a look at one of the more ambitious football leagues in the world – the Chinese Super League – and asks how betting can benefit.  Respectable news sources have recently been suggesting that the Chinese government have offered soon-to-be out of contract PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic an insane £59M per annum to ply …

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Russia’s Sergey Lazarev leads early Eurovision pack

Bookmakers have placed Russia’s Sergey Lazarev as early favourite to win Eurovision 2016 (Stockholm Globe Arena 14 May). Desperate for victory at the 61st edition of the Pan-European song contest, Russia announced Lazarev as its official Eurovision contestant last December. Since the announcement, the 32-year-old Muscovite has been touring Russia performing Eurovision entry ‘You Are the Only One’. The extensive …

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