“Fonbet” is the oldest Russian bookmaker. The company was founded in 1994 by the chess player Anatoly Machulsky. The bookmaker company is licenced by the Federal tax service of the Russian Federation in 2009. The bookmaker is part of SRO Bookmakers. The website of the country is fonbet.ru.
According to our own research, “Fonbet” ranks third in terms of player loyalty (Net promoter score) among Russian bookmakers (40.6%) and first in terms of recognition.
The bookmaker positions itself as the market leader in terms of aggregate parameters, the main sports of which are football and hockey. “Fonbet”’s key sponsorship contracts are the Russian national football team, PFC CSKA, The Kontinental Hockey League and VTB United League. The bookmaker is also partnered with the Spanish La Liga in Russia.
At this point in time, “Fonbet” has no brand ambassadors. In the past, the bookmaker collaborated with the chess player Sergei Karjakin and the music performer Timati. However, due to the ban on the use of people in advertising, they had to give up this type of promotion.
Fonbet.ru operates a mobile version. Apps are available for both Android and iOS platforms.
Attention: the Russian bookmaker “Fonbet” has no formal relationship with the online bookmaker “Fonbet” with a site in the .com zone. Legal BC “Fonbet” is called “red”, and its foreign counterpart – “blue” – according to the colours of the official sites. “Fonbet” Blue has recently been unavailable.
“Fonbet”, the Russian online bookmaker, caters for bets in over 50 sports, including cybersports and winter sports. The variety of tournaments is wide enough and embraces also non-popular types of sport.
The bookmaker offers over 100 types of bets for the top football events. There are a wide number of options for bets on statistics (cards, goals, offsides, bars and crossbars etc.).
“Fonbet” odds are not the highest in the market. The average size of a margin before the event happened is 6 – 8%.
“Fonbet” offers various types of bet in live. The bookmaker can boast of a wide line. The company offers bets on even horse and dog races. “Fonbet” caters for 10-30 markets (up to 10 types of bet in each) for non-popular matches on the course of the event.
The average margin in live bets is 7-8%.
The bet count takes 30 min.
Live streaming is available in the “Fonbet” websites as well. Football is available in the best manner of all. You can enjoy not only top-tournaments but also less popular ones (even amateur tournaments).
There is a “Superexpress” section (totalizator) on the “Fonbet” website. Punters can take a bet from 50 RUB and win the jackpot, which may be as much as many dozen mln RUB.
“Fonbet” offers a welcome bonus “Up to 15,000 RUB for newcomers”. Sign up on the website or at the office of “Fonbet”. Charge a deposit from 500 RUB and overall bonus sum will be equal to the sum of the first deposit, maximum 15,000 RUB (at the bookmaker office 10,000 RUB). Learn more about the bonus here.
The bookmaker also offers the “Express insurance” option. According to the terms of this option, clients should place bets on the express consisting of no less than 6 events and where the odds are no less than 1,60. If all the events except one won you will receive your bet sum. This option is not available for combo bets such as “system”.
“Fonbet” also organized a fundraiser called “goal assist”.You can not only help the promotion of the junior sledge hockey without your investments but also win 2000 RUB freebets. More about the fundraiser here.
In order to make an interactive bet you should:
1) Sign up on the official website,
2) Provide the required identification,
3) Register in the Center of Interactive Bets Registration (CIBR) if you haven’t already done so.
Identification is getting information about an individual, who wants to register in CIBR, and confirmation of the same.
You can provide this identification process in 4 offered ways:
1) Remote identification. You should fill in all forms, place the passport photo according to prompts. Afterwards, you should choose the means and time of a video call from the bookmaker operator, who will carry out the identification. This way of identification is available only for the citizens of the Russian Federation and has money operation restrictions. The overall amount of input and output of money can not be more than 200,000 RUB. Both the single input and output amount can not be more than 60 000 RUB.
2) By the data of a Fobet card, which you can get in every bookmaker club (passport needed).
3) By the data of Qiwi-Wallet, if you have professional identification status. You can get this status in a salon of “Euroset” or “Contact”. The service costs 300 RUB in “Euroset” and 150 RUB in “Contact”.
4) By the data of “State services” portal (only for citizens of the Russian Federation)
There is no need for identification in CIBR if the user has already undergone the identification process in the QIWI payment system.
You can fund deposits in “Fonbet” through popular payment methods, mobile operators and terminals. We should mention VISA/MasterCard, Qiwi-Wallet, WebMoney, Yandex.Money, Moneta.ru, Skrill `among the most popular ones. The bookmaker company supports about 20 payment methods.
The minimum deposit for the most methods is 100 RUB. The maximum deposit for the most payment methods is 15,000 RUB. The maximum deposit for WebMoney is $ 10,000, for Skrill € 10,000, for Neteller $ 2,500.
“Fonbet” supports over 10 payout methods. The minimum payout sum is from 100 RUB to $ 20. The maximum payout sum varies and the bookmaker office prefers not to mention this information on the website. A commission is held for the payout through WebMoney (0,8%) and Skrill. The payout is processed within up to 3 hours through every method except VISA and Mastercard (within 1-5 working days).
You can find the full list of payment methods in our “Fonbet” review and in the personal cabinet of your playing account.
According to Russian legislation, wins at the bookmaker offices are subject to tax at the rate of 13%.
The individuals should calculate and pay taxes independently and provide a tax declaration no later than 30th of April of the year after the previous tax period when the income was earned if the amount of a win is less than 15,000 RUB.
If the amount is more than 15,000 RUB the bookmaker becomes a tax agent.
At the same time, according to the “Fonbet” official, the users shouldn’t pay a tax for any amount of win. “Fonbet” assumes the amount of taxes, not cutting it from the win.
Maximum and minimum bets
The size of the maximum and minimum bets can vary. It is defined by the bookmaker and appears in the line as you enter the amount of money.
The maximum amount of money for one or more bets placed upon the same event by the line (before the match) reaches 15 mln RUB, in live – 1 mln RUB.
Products and apps
– English version
– Mobile version
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