Russia

National Bank of Ukraine unveils illegal betting payments processed by Leo payment system

The National Bank of Ukraine conducted an audit of the financial company FC Leogaming Pay LLC for 2019 and 2020, which owns the brand of the international payment system Leo, a non-bank financial institution licensed by the National Bank of Ukraine to transfer funds in national currency without opening accounts. According to the regulator, the company does not provide the NBU with reliable information on all financial transactions.

Suncity boosts stake in Russia’s largest casino operator Summit Ascent to majority position

Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings Ltd. has confirmed that it has boosted its stake in Russian casino operator Summit Ascent Holdings from 24.74 per cent to 69.78 per cent at a cost of approximately HK$1.24 billion (US$160m).