The Ministry of Finance insists on the exclusion of Fonbet betting company from the list of backbone organizations
newsofgambling.comLess than a week later, the Ministry of Finance proposed to eliminate the bookmaker’s office “Fonbet” from the list of backbone institutions. The Ministry of Finance itself explains this by the fact that it did not want to put this enterprise on the list at all. And the point here is not even in the sphere of the functioning of the company. Also, in addition to F.O.N LLC, the Ministry of Finance asks to exclude other institutions that are unsympathetic to it. These are Commercial Real Estate Operator LLC, Crocus International JSC and Rosinkas. According to the Ministry of Finance, these companies should also be removed from the list. Recall that the government posted a list of backbone companies at the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, an event that caused an economic crisis not only in Russia, but throughout the world. Since March 20, the list of 646 enterprises, which, according to the government, need state support. Of course, the list is being finalized and corrected. Its final variation will be approved on April 10th. The government will closely monitor the organizations on the list, conduct tests and provide assistance if necessary. The Fonbet company was noticed by the public due to the fact that it was recently included in the list of backbone organizations. Today this enterprise is one of the most famous taxpayers in Russia. According to a SPARK-Interfax source, Fonbet in a successful 2018 year received revenue of 24.1 billion rubles, and its profit was 9.3 billion rubles. All this was connected with the holding of the World Cup in Russia. During the pandemic, bookmakers are not subject to economic difficulties because many of their branches are closing. This is happening as a result of the postponement and cancellation of many major sporting events, and as a result, the lack of betting on them. The only thing that bookmakers offer to their clients, and in particular the Fonbet company, is to bet on the matches of the football championships of Belarus and Tajikistan.