Fonbet - Two popular, but different bookmakers. An ordinary user from Russia gets to the red Fonbet website, which is an officially registered Russian bookmaker, by default. However, on the Internet there is also an international version of this betting company, which is distinguished by the blue color of the interface, for which it received its corresponding name.
Despite the same name, they have many differences affecting the reliability, legality and convenience of playing them. It is worth starting with the fact that the red Fonbet (domain "Ru") is licensed in Russia and every user can get to its website without any restrictions, while the blue Fonbet (domain "Com") is registered in the jurisdiction of the island of Curacao, which makes it illegal in our country. Therefore, to play here it is necessary use VPN programs or current mirrors.
The registration process in red and blue Fonbet is almost the same - for this you need to specify personal and contact details, and then come up with a password. However, if registered players of the international version of the bookmaker’s office can immediately start placing bets, then users of the Russian version must be identified in the MCCIS (Interactive Betting Translation Accounting Center). This can be done at the points of reception of bets, as well as at the offices of Euroset, Qiwi or Contact. Only after passing the identification the red Fonbet customers will be able to make a bet.
Blue Fonbet players may need verification, however this is not a mandatory practice and is typical only for individual situations in case of obtaining especially large wins or suspicions of unfair play.
Since the red Fonbet is registered in the Russian Federation, all its players automatically pay income tax in the amount of 13% from the winnings (it means withdrawing money from the deposit).
Not every client of the international version of Fonbet contributes to the replenishment of the state treasury, since no taxes on betters are officially held here. Formally, it is possible not to pay anything, but this can lead to problems with the law due to non-payment of taxes, so this issue is left to the discretion of the users themselves.
Site Interface and Bid Line
The sites of Russian and international bookmakers have a similar design, differing only in color - red or blue, respectively.
The bet line, event list and odds in both versions are completely identical, because they use the same betting product. The only difference is the presence of the sections "Casino", "TV games" and "Virtual sport" in blue Fonbet, which are absent in its domestic counterpart.
The methods of depositing and withdrawing in red and blue Fonbet are also similar: payment cards, Qiwi, Yandex.Money e-wallets and numbers of Russian mobile operators Beeline, Megafon, MTS, Tele2 are available for this. In addition, customers of the international Fonbet can use the services of the Skrill, Neteller, Comepay, Moneta payment systems, as well as the WebMoney electronic wallet. Thus, the latest version of BC provides more payment options.
Red Fonbet players are protected by Russian law, which means that in the event of a dispute, they can be resolved in their favor, of course, if the truth is on their side. This can not be said about the blue Fonbet, because it is illegal in Russia, and its clients cannot count on legal support in the country.
Which Fonbet to choose is a personal matter for each player. However, it is recommended to play in the legal version of the bookmaker, as the guarantee of winning and legal protection are the most important parameters when choosing a bookmaker. Moreover, having preferred red Fonbet, the better will have unhindered access to bets at any time, regardless of the circumstances.