The global betting industry continues to develop despite the coronavirus pandemic and the overregulation of gambling markets in many countries. This opinion was expressed by the President of the Association of bookmakers of Russia Darina Denisova. At the same time, she added, in the regulated gambling markets, reasonable control and competent government policy leads to an increase in the number of legal operators in the gambling industry. Denisova drew attention to the fact that the future of sports betting is in the online format, and everyone understands its advantages: limitless opportunities analysis of sports statistics, promotions and bonuses for players from betting companies, the speed of calculating bets and the speed of depositing and withdrawing money from clients. Land-based betting shops will lose out in competition with online operators in the coming years, Denisova is sure. As My Lucky Story reported, experts predict that by 2025 the profit of betting operators in the world will increase to 750 billion US dollars. Earlier it became known that the MansionBet bookmaker became a sponsor of the English FC Bristol City. Recall that the most visited sites of Russian sports betting operators in May 2021 became known.