GVC Holdings PLC (LSE:GVC), the multinational sports betting and gaming group and DIGITAL BETTING LTD, supported by Rambler&Co, the Russian media group, are pleased to announce the launch of bwin.ru, the first non-Russian online betting brand to be officially licenced and operated in the country.
bwin.ru offers its clients an innovative product for placing interactive bets. A web based offer for desktop and mobile is now available to customers, with native iOS and Android apps set to be introduced in the near future. bwin.ru offers an expanded selection of the most popular Russian events which previously have had limited availability on bwin.com. The odds have been formulated for Russian customers and are highly competitive with other offers in the market.
The partnership, which brings together one of Russia’s largest and most creative online media companies with one of the world’s most popular gaming brands, will be amongst the first licensed online betting services offered in Russia and it is anticipated it will take a leading position in the market.
Dmitry Sergeev, general director of DIGITAL BETTING, LLC (CEO bwin Russia).
“We are pleased to officially announce the launch of bwin in Russia. We have worked extremely hard to adapt the platform in line with the regulatory requirements and we are excited to be live in the market. In preparing bwin.ru we have incorporated feedback and request from our customers which were collected during the pre-registration stage. We are sure that Russian bettors will want to choose bwin, and trust us with their business.”
Anton Rozhkovskiy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NGO Mobilnaya Karta, LLC (First TSCUPIS) said:
“We are pleased to announce the launch of bwin.ru on to the Russian market, the first global sports betting brand bwin licenced in the country and operated by DIGITAL BETTING, LLC. The emergence of such a major player in the industry is a sign of the growth of the interactive gambling market and of the infrastructural readiness of the Russian betting industry for the coming of foreign gambling operators”
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DIGITAL BETTING, LLC, operates bwin.ru under Licence No. 31, issued by the Federal Tax Service. All the clients’ transactions are processed by TSUPIS tools, which also facilitate all the key means of cash entry and withdrawal, as well as all necessary client ID protocols.
Registration to bwin.ru is available for all tax residents of the Russian Federation. It is only required for the client to enter standard data, i.e. login and password, to access the website, as well as mobile phone number for preliminary verification of the user’s identity. This phone number is also used for account registration with First TSUPIS. The user’s identity can be verified with the help of a client support operator who will contact the client as soon as the registration on the website and the verification by an SMS code are completed. The identification is required both for bwin and for First TSUPIS.
bwin.ru customer service is available to all clients from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m MSK. Support is available by freephone 8-800-100-64-68 and via live chat on bwin.ru website.