The first betting point of the Russian bookmaker Fonbet was opened in the summer of 1994 in Moscow. The company first began accepting bets on the Internet in 2001 on a site in the .com domain zone, but after the ban on sports betting on the Internet in Russia in 2007, this site was sold to foreign investors.
In 1999 the Fonbet partnership program was launched. In 2004, the bookmaker was one of the first to offer bets during sports events – live. By 2011, the number of betting points of the office exceeded 1000 throughout Russia, and the explosive growth occurred in the period after the re-licensing of the bookmakers in 2009. In 2014, so-called bet kiosks appeared in the clubs of the company – terminals that allow a client to access a personal account and place bets without contacting the cashier and the attendant queues. In the work of betting counters, BC “Fonbet” uses its own technology – “FONAPS”
This company has been a member of the self-regulatory organization “Association of Bookmakers” since February 2016. Temporarily was a member of the First SRO.
Fonbet bookmaker started accepting bets on the Internet again in November 2016, and announced the full launch of an interactive bookmaker in February 2017.
The Russian bookmaker Fonbet accepts sports bets through the website in the .ru domain zone and at land-based betting points, the number of which at the beginning of 2017 exceeded 1000 in cities in 75 regions of Russia – this is the country’s largest betting network. Acceptance of bets through this bookmaker is also conducted in other CIS countries.
LLC “F.ON.” (legal name) registered in Moscow at the address: 127562, Dekabristov street, 8.
Attention: the Russian bookmaker Fonbet today has no formal relationship to the online bookmaker Fonbet with a site in the .com zone.
BC “Fonbet” offers its clients participation in the promotion “Preferential Express”. According to the terms of the offer, if a player places a bet on an accumulator of 6 or more events, where the coefficient of each selection is not less than 1.60, and all events, except one, play in this accumulator, the client will be refunded the amount of the bet. The promotion does not apply to combined bets of the “system” type.
Payment systems and account currencies
You can replenish your account at Fonbet BC using 9 methods: Visa, Mastercard, Qiwi-wallet, Mir, Yandex.Money, Beeline, Tele2, Megafon, MTS. All available deposit methods can be found in the “Personal Account” section on the bookmaker’s website after authorization.
The minimum deposit amount for all payment systems is 100 rubles. The maximum top-up amount is limited only for Qiwi – up to 250,000 rubles for one transfer and Yandex.Money – up to 15,000 rubles. All deposits are credited to the account instantly and are not subject to commission.
You can withdraw money from the Fonbet website using all 8 payment methods offered for a deposit (see the list above).
The minimum amount for withdrawing funds through the Qiwi wallet and Yandex.Money is 100 rubles, for bank cards – 1000 rubles. The maximum withdrawal amount is limited only for Qiwi – up to 250,000 rubles per transfer, up to 550,000 rubles per day and Yandex.Money – up to 15,000 rubles.
All payments are made within 1-3 hours.
This bookmaker assumes the costs of transferring money to customers. In rare cases, the company requires the deposited amount to be affixed 3 times before the client is eligible for payment. In case of refusal, the costs are transferred to the player.
According to paragraph 1 of Art. 214.7 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, when making a payment of winnings to a client, the bookmaker must withhold 13% of personal income tax. Tax is deducted from the difference between the amount of the winnings paid out and the amount of the interactive bet made.
A game account can only be opened in Russian rubles.
Line and rates
The Russian online office “Fonbet” offers bets on more than 15 sports, including e-sports and winter sports, as well as on events from the world of show business. The selection of tournaments is quite varied and includes unpopular leagues.
The list of the office in the prematch for popular football events is above average.
The average margin in a prematch is 6-8%.
The list of live bets is above average for most events. On unpopular matches during the event, Fonbet offers from 10 to 30 markets for bets.
The average margin in live bets is 7-8%.
Bets are settled in approximately 10 minutes.
Maximum and minimum bets
The minimum and maximum bet size is displayed next to the amount input line.
The maximum possible payout for one bet in a prematch is 3 million rubles, in live bets – 1 million rubles.
Platform and mobile betting
This bookmaker company uses its own software.
BC “Fonbet” has native applications for iOS and Android with functionality corresponding to the main version of the site, as well as Winclient for PC and an application for macOS.
There is also a mobile version of the site for users of portable devices.
The following products are available on the Fonbet website:
- sports betting;
- esports betting;
- match center with statistics;
- live video broadcasts of matches.
The Fonbet support service works around the clock and communicates in Russian. Operators answer by email and phone. There is a live chat. Support responds to your request by e-mail within a couple of hours. You can find support contact details below on this overview page.
To start playing on the interactive bookmaker, you must visit one of the betting points of this company with a passport, sign an agreement on the processing of your personal data and receive a club card. After that, you can register on the bookmaker’s website, go through the identification and play.
LLC “F.O.N.” received a gambling license No. 4 of the Federal Tax Service for the organization and conduct of gambling in bookmakers and sweepstakes in the Russian Federation on June 26, 2009 and updated it on March 30, 2017.
This bookmaker is not suitable for a professional game and treats “surebet”, “middler” and speculators neutrally: after being caught in a speculative game, the maximum bet available to the client is reduced.
Resolution of complaints
BC “Fonbet” cooperates with the “Rating of Bookmakers” in the consideration of complaints from players. If you believe that your rights have been violated by this bookmaker, please fill out a complaint form, after which we will try to resolve your problem.