Tag Archives: Ivan Rudyi

Winter judgements to re-shape Ukraine’s gambling marketplace

A make-or-break end of year beckons for Ukraine’s nascent gambling sector, as the definitive tax framework and technical amendments of the Gambling Law are scrutinised by the Verkhovna Rada.  Though sanctioned last August, the Rada’s failure to settle on the Gambling Law’s tax, licensing and technical arrangements has frustrated domestic incumbents, whilst leaving international operators in limbo with regards to …

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Olympic champion Zhan Beleniuk joins SBC Summit CIS speaker line-up

Zhan Beleniuk at SBC Summit CIS

Zhan Beleniuk, the Olympic gold medalist and member of the Ukrainian Parliament, is to deliver the welcome address at this week’s inaugural SBC Summit CIS, Presented by Parimatch, in Kyiv. Beleniuk has enjoyed a hugely successful career as a Greco-Roman wrestler. The highpoint came when he won gold in the 87kg competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, to add …

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SBC Summit CIS announces expert speaker line-up

SBC Summit CIS

Next week’s SBC Summit CIS, Presented by Parimatch, is set to see a line-up of regulators, politicians, operators, and key suppliers share valuable information about the future of the betting and gaming markets across Eastern Europe and the CIS. A roster of 80 experts will participate in the conference and exhibition at the Parkovy Kyiv International Convention Center on 13-14 …

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Ukraine gambling’s corruption flaws exposed by KRAIL arrest

Ukraine’s regulated gambling marketplace has been brought into disrepute following the arrest of a member of newly formed regulatory agency – The Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL). Last Friday, NABU – Ukraine’s federal anti-corruption bureau – issued a statement confirming the arrest of an unnamed member of KRAIL, who was charged with “receiving an illegal benefit …

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Ukraine forms first Gambling Commission leadership team

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has completed the formal appointment of executives who will form the government’s founding ‘Ukrainian Gambling & Lottery Commission’ (UGLC). Through the appointments, the Commission will establish its leadership structures as Ukraine prepares to launch the application and licensing process of the federally approved ‘Ukraine Gambling Law’ in 2021.  As previously disclosed by cabinet leader Oleg Nemchinov, …

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