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Ruslan Bangert: How PokerMatch International is building on the successes of 2021

While 2021 was filled with many challenges for the betting and gaming industry, PokerMatch International CEO Ruslan Bangert believes that this was the company’s ‘best year yet’ and hopes that this success will continue into 2022 and beyond.  Speaking to SBC News, Bangert outlined the key areas for growth over the next 12 months, highlighting that newly regulated markets and …

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Rada misses December vote on Ukraine Gambling Law’s tax code

The Verkhovna Rada has missed its final opportunity to vote on the tax framework required to complete the outstanding technical arrangements of Ukraine’s Gambling Law. Closing its hearings on Friday 17 December, the Rada held no vote on Bill 2713 – a proposal backed by Ukraine’s Committee on Finance that finalises the tax framework of the Gambling Law. The vote …

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VBET names Man City’s Zinchenko as brand ambassador

VBET has added Oleksandr Zinchenko, Manchester City FC and Ukraine National Team midfielder, as one of its official brand ambassadors. The 25-year-old is the youngest captain in Ukraine’s national football team history, and has won the FA Cup and FA Community Shield With Man City and the English title three times and the EFL Cup four times. George Givishvili, VBET …

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Ukraine stakeholders frustrated at Rada’s lack of urgency on final Tax Bill judgement

The Verkhovna Rada final hearing on the Tax Bill of the Ukraine Gambling Law has been delayed until the end of November. The final hearing and judgement on tax amendments were meant to be passed by 10 November, however, Ukraine stakeholders have seen no precedent take place on the matter. Though sanctioned last August, the Rada’s failure to settle on …

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EveryMatrix takes a stand against deforestation of the Carpathian Mountains 

EveryMatrix has become a patron of the Foundation Conservation Carpathia, helping the environmental non-profit protect the Carpathian Mountains against deforestation and to create a wilderness reserve located in Romania.  Announcing its latest CSR commitment, EveryMatrix has donated €50,000 to the Foundation, which leads the environmental restoration and wildlife protection of the Carpathian Mountains – Europe’s second-largest mountain range covering the …

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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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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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From local to global: the story of Ukraine’s PokerMatch

A few weeks on from the fifth anniversary of PokerMatch, Ruslan Bangert - the company’s CEO - reflects on the journey from a modest local poker room to a globally recognised poker brand.

A few weeks on from the fifth anniversary of PokerMatch, Ruslan Bangert – the company’s CEO – reflects on the journey from a modest local poker room to a globally recognised poker brand. Thanks to our innovative approach in marketing, we have climbed to the top of the highly respected popularity rating of poker resources, PokerScout, leaving behind acknowledged world …

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Parimatch rebrands corporate identity to Parimatch Tech

Leading CIS betting group Parimatch has rebranded its corporate identity to ‘Parimatch Tech’ to better reflect the firm’s strategic vision as a multi-market, proprietary-built sports betting incumbent.  The corporate rebrand conveys Parimatch Tech’s 27-year journey, transitioning from a single betting shop to a pioneering tech-first betting enterprise maintaining a global footprint within the Ukraine, Cyprus, UK, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Tanzania, …

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Rada opens passage for a simplified Ukraine gambling tax code

Ukraine stakeholders have cited progress on the deliberation of the gambling tax framework required to finalise the market terms of the federally approved Ukraine Gambling Law. Yesterday, the Verkhovna Rada (federal parliament) approved the first reading of amendments made to the Gambling Law’s ‘tax code’. Alongside outstanding technical certifications, the Rada is yet to settle on the final tax framework …

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