The decision of UEFA to hold seven matches of the European Football Championship 2020 in St. Petersburg was a joyful event for Russian betting operators, said the head of the Association of bookmakers Darina Denisova. She noted that this tournament, which will be held from June 11 to July 11, is the main item in the sports and betting calendar. Recall that St. Petersburg was supposed to host four games of Euro 2020, but the Union of European Football Associations added three more matches to this city. There will be, in particular, two games of the Russian national team of the group stage (with Belgium – June 12, with Finland – June 16) and one quarterfinal match (July 2). Thanks to this, the indicators of the volume of bets on the European Championship may become decisive when summing up the results of 2021 by bookmakers operating in the Russian Federation, Denisova said. She recalled that the refusal of the authorities to hold the tournament in 2020 – due to the COVID-19 pandemic – brought disappointment to betting operators, who suffered serious financial losses. After all, betting companies, cited the example of Darina Denisova, have invested in massive advertising campaigns. As My Lucky Story wrote, there is good news for bettors in Maryland – sports betting is legalized in this region of the USA. As reported, gamblers in Italy are also full of joyful hopes, where casinos will open on July 1. Recall that Greeks are rubbing their hands in anticipation of the opening of betting shops and gambling houses. There, the authorities planned to resume the work of casinos and bookmakers from May 14 and 24, respectively.