Most Russian-licensed sports betting operators managed to sustain their World Cup momentum in 2019 but COVID-19 will derail that train in 2020.
Russia's casinos close to minimize COVID-19 spread while bookmakers ask government for tax and rates relief as betting volume plummets.
Russian online bookmaker 888.ru suspends operations because there's no more sports left to bet on; Liga Stavok's eSports betting volume up tenfold.
Russian online sports betting operator Liga Stavok shuts its Curacao-licensed dot-com betting sites after losing Qiwi payment processing option.
Russia's five biggest bookmakers nearly doubled their revenue in 2018, but Visa and Mastercard may be forced to exit the market if new law is approved.
Russia welcomes new licensed betting operator GoldenBet, while Russian bookmakers report astonishing betting handle during 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Russian bookmaker Liga Stavok sets new sports betting records in 2017 as online operations grow to 60% of the company's overall business.
32Red re-up shirt sponsorship of Glasgow Rangers for another two years; Liga Stavok submit winning bid for title sponsorship of Russian Premier League.
Oleg Zhuravsky, founder of Russian betting operator Lisa Stavok and president of the First SRO of Russian Bookmakers, dies suddenly at age 48.
Russian online bookmakers Marathon and Liga Stavok deny that their customer data was hacked and put up for auction on a public website.