Maksim Baev, Trio group of companies: “One of the most controversial topics today is the future of online betting in Russia”
We all know that last summer legislation allowing online bets has been enforced. According to the law, bets can be accepted in betting shops – members of self-regulating organizations having the license of Federal Tax Service. In order to talk about when and how could one make online bets on bookmaker websites, we invited development director at Trio group of companies (PBK) Maksim Baev to RGW-2015. In this exclusive interview he told us about his campaign and explained the significance of this topic.
RGW: Tell us more about yourself, your professional achievements, and company’s field of activity.
I work at bookmakers holding TRIO GROUP. My general area of activity involves development of partners’ betting shops network in RF and in CIS (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia), participation in improving of holding’s bookmaking software – sports family “First Bookmaking Company”.
Company’s operations are aimed at betting market and all of its diversity, launching and licensing of new betting shops, integrating innovational ideas in betting content, establishing contacts with other market players and development of a unified development strategy for bookmakers, taking into account legislative changes and common state of economics.
RGW: What about your presentation at the conference – who will it be aimed at, who shall attend the event?
For my presentation, I’ve chosen one of the most hot and controversial topics for today – the future of online betting in Russia. It involves key questions, interesting for all active market players.
The thing is, latest changes to law and the term “interactive bet” made us thinking that online bookmakers might leave the shadows. In my presentation, I’d like to set the record straight and define the thing that should be understood as an “interactive bet” and record center of interactive bets present in this Federal Law. Also I’d like to dwell upon the possible development prospects of this topic in RF. I would like to make a comparison with other countries with officially regulated online gambling.
RGW: Can you estimate the state of gambling industry? What do you expect to see in the future?
I’d say, right now it’s intermediary. Current law quite reasonably regulates activity of land-based bookmakers, but there are still lots of gaps in online segment.
I can’t give any predictions, but we all keep up with the situation and legislative changes. Given that technical progress and globalization is moving forward engaging all areas (including gambling), these changes become a thing of vital importance for business development. Previously, half of all players didn’t use gadgets, but now it has changed and the Internet access is and inherent part of gameplay, even for land-based betting shops.
RGW: What do you think can become a benefit of such conferences as RGW, what would you like to hear at the conference, and why does one have to attend?
These conferences are certainly necessary. As with any other segment, market participants need to meet from time to time, present new software developments, share legal experience, establish new contacts. As for my own interest, I’d like to discover innovations in betting mobile apps development.
International gambling and entertainment exhibition-forum RGW-2015 will take place in Moscow, on 3-4 of June. If you want to become one of the participants at the event that will gather leading entertainment industry specialists and discuss its current state, order invitations now! Tickets are being actively sold on the website! All the most important, interesting and essential is going to be present at RGW-2015.
Login Casino edition turns 13 years
The Login Casino team wrote its first article on gambling 13 years ago. For over 10 years readers and partners of the magazine have been supporting the resource’s initiatives, which Login Casino is very thankful for. It is high time we summed up the results and shared our plans for future.
Login Casino was founded in 2006 as the first and the only printed publication that highlights special features of gambling business development in the CIS region and foreign countries. For the following years, our team has released 52 issues of the magazine. However, in order to insure its relevance in respect of contemporary challenges of the informational era and preferences of its readership, five years ago the format of the publication was changed. Now Login Casino is also available online.
Reformatting helped the magazine to bring to life many projects: establishing its award with an aim of identifying and awarding the leading representatives of the Russian betting industry, expanding the text news format to video programs, conducting at least one hundred interviews and web-conferences with representatives of the gambling industry, which helps to deepen the viewers’ knowledge about gambling business.
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Login Casino webinar “Traffic Arbitrage – what is it and how to deal with it in gambling?”
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The Login Casino Awards 2018 Winners Are Chosen
For the past eight weeks readers of the magazine and industry experts were taking part in the voting Login Casino Awards to choose the leaders of the gambling industry. Now we are happy to announce the names of the winners in six nominations.
The results of the voting showed that the winner in the category Best Marketing Campaign is betting company Betcity. Their campaign Cashback for Unsuccessful Bets included guaranteed returns of bettors’ funds in the form of free bets.
Moreover, our readership identified BETCITY as Best Betting Company 2018. Throughout the year, it was not only introducing promotional offerings for its clients, but also working hard on improving the quality of service and partnering with the leading sports leagues of Russia.
“We were anxiously watching the voting numbers updating every day, and today we are happy to announce the winners! Throughout the whole year, we were watching and monitoring what surprises betting companies created for their customers, and slot game developers – for their partners and slot machine lovers. We had selected the best nominees for the voting, and the winners became the best of the best! We warmly congratulate our prizewinners and look forward to the next year to hold the new edition of Login Casino Awards! Impress the market with your developments, create new products, stay tuned!” said Daria Temnenko, Brand Manager at Login Casino.
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Besides, the list of winners also includes:
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- Slotegrator received the well-deserved title Innovator of the Year. Apart from enhancing its already existing products, in 2018 the developer implemented a solution that allowed its customers and partners to simplify the process of integrating a number of payment systems.
The Award Ceremony can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUiy8E0a3tU
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