Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our colleagues!
This year has been very bright and rich with events for the betting industry as well as very symbolic for the whole country. This year marked a very important step in our sphere – the First Self-regulatory Organization of Russian Bookmakers received official status under the Russian legislation. The First SRO and its members and partners are ready to create effective mechanisms to control the gambling industry together with the state authorities.
This year also played a very important role in the sports history of our country: this was a year of the Russian triumph at the Olympic Games.
The First SRO has launched a series of large-scale projects aimed to encourage fair play in the Russian sports industry. We have become partners with the biggest sports organizations, such as the World Chess Federation (FIDE), the International Olympic Committee, the Judo Federation of Russia, the All-Russian Volleyball Federation, the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) and Sportradar AG, the world's leading expert and partner of international sports federations.
The New Year is a fresh start for all of us. May luck follow your plans and undertakings! I wish you all positive achievements, happiness, financial success and important personal victories!
Happy New Year and festive mood!
Oleg Zhuravsky, President of the First Self-regulatory Organization of Russian Bookmakers