Online betting operator 1xBet ranks third on Russia's biggest online video advertising chart, while former gambling champ Azino777 slides to 60th.
Ukrainian police have reportedly identified Albert Marselevich Valiakhmetov, a 33-year-old Russian IT specialist, as founder of Azino777 online casino.
Russia's telecom watchdog blocks over 130k online gambling domains in 2018, more than twice 2017's total; Azino777 first to make online payment blacklist.
Russia's telecom watchdog has blocked over 76k unauthorized online gambling domains in 2018, 269% more than it blocked in all of 2017.
Russian legislators will consider new measures to allow greater freedom to restrict online gambling adverts and to punish those who promote illegal sites.
Curacao-licensed online casino Azino777 is Russia's top online video advertiser, despite its explicitly illegal status in the country.
Russian bookmaker Fonbet was the top television advertiser during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, topping even the event's official sponsors.
Russia's youth parliament wants adult government to bring rapper Guf to "administrative punishment" for videos promoting Azino777 online casino.
Azino777, a Curacao-licensed online casino prohibited from operating in Russia, surpasses Coca-Cola on list of Russians' most-watched online videos.