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Alexey Khobot: The early years in Russia and evolution of Fonbet

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Having delved into the evolution of odds calculations, the use of bots in bookmaking and the history of live streaming in Russia, Alexey Khobot – the brains behind the first software for Fonbet – is back for more on the company’s inception in 1994, what the betting market looked like 26 years ago, and laying the groundwork for success. Fonbet …

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Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off

Market developments in the CIS region have shot to the forefront of the industry’s agenda, as an intense July saw Ukraine approve its Gambling Law mandate, the Russian Duma announce an overhaul of sports betting laws and taxes, whilst Uzbekistan forms a counsel for the development of a national lottery.   At the coalface of rapid developments,  Ilya Machavariani, Head …

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Duma approves overhaul of Russian sports betting laws 

Ongoing Russian developments have seen the state Duma accept the second and third readings of Bill 647044-7, significantly modifying Russia’s existing sports betting laws.   Originally presented to the Duma on 30 April, Bill 647044-7 has amended ‘federal regulations on activities for the regulation and conduct of gambling’. Within its mandate, the bill will allow the Kremlin to implement ‘limits on …

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Fonbet builds betting experience through ‘Alice’ voice assistant

voice assistant - MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 19, 2018: Konstantin Kruglov, Experimental Products Director at Yandex, speaks during an event to unveil partner devices based on Yandex IO platform. Yandex IO is a development kit that allows integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) with voice capabilities into consumer electronics, cars and vending machines. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS

More than 5,000 users every month are now asking ‘Alice’ about current promotions on Fonbet, whose virtual voice assistant has a declared accuracy of about 90%. Alice, the Yandex-developed equivalent of Apple’s Siri, was first launched in 2017 but the Fonbet “skill” was only added in late 2019. It has the answers to thousands of common template questions that help …

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Parimatch promotes ‘proven talent’ Dmitry Sergeev as CEO of CIS markets

Parimatch Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Dmitry Sergeev to the newly created executive leadership position – CEO of Parimatch CIS Division.  Sergeev, who has led Parimatch’s Russian unit since 2019, will be tasked with leading operations and growth strategy for the ‘Commonwealth of Independent States’ territories, encompassing – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, …

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Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka pens a letter to the Santa of Gambling and hopes that, for a change. the industry is on the ‘good’ list.  Dear Gambling Santa, My name is Martin and I am probably a little too old to write to you. …

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Parimatch continues UFC commitment securing Alexey Oleynik as Ambassador

CIS region online bookmaker Parimatch continues to expand its brand profile and coverage through the UFC, announcing the appointment of Russian heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik as its latest Brand Ambassador. Parimatch has served as the official EMEA betting partner of the UFC since July 2018, agreeing with the leading mixed-martial-arts organisation a multi-year agreement. Furthermore, expanding its presence within the …

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6 of the Best – Nolimit City’s Per Lindheimer

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Per Lindheimer, Product Owner at Nolimit City. In the latest edition, that also comes complete with a full a set of runners-up in each category, discover what bucked the trend of not mixing business with pleasure, “bolting” through a group of death and what triumphed in a tough movie dilemma. Best Holiday …

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Onefootball poised for exciting 2018/19 season after bumper World Cup

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Global football media platform Onefootball has reported unprecedented user activity over the World Cup, creating multiple records for content consumption and engagement. During the group stages alone, 15.5 million predictions were made via Onefootball’s match-prediction feature, and interactions increased once the knockout stages started. For the whole tournament a total of 26 million predictions were recognised. Content stats were similarly …

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World Cup fallout sees Kambi eyeing global growth

On the back of a successful second quarter of 2018, turnkey sports betting service Kambi is setting its sights on expansion across a number of key markets. Aided by the beginning of the Russia World Cup, hailed as “a huge success for Kambi and our operators, with turnover, revenues and active players reaching all time highs” by CEO Kristian Nylén, …

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