Tag Archives: Verkhovna Rada

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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Legalisation of gambling in Ukraine has huge potential, says Andrey Astapov

Ukraine’s decade-long ban on gambling ended last year on 14 June when the decision was made by the Verkhovna Rada, the country’s national parliament. Building on this “historical event,” Ukraine’s authorities plan on relaunching a regulated gambling market this year, and both the Rada and cabinet ministers have been working on the implementation of all necessary bylaws. Speaking to CasinoBeats, …

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July to August 2020 in Review: Betting beats the gloom as new horizons emerge


As betting began to emerge from the difficulties of March and April, the future started to look slightly brighter as the industry began to assess its new options for a post-COVID environment. SBC – Betting emerges from the COVID storm … July saw no respite from politics which continued to dominate gambling’s agenda, as the UK government stalled on its …

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Andrey Astapov, ETERNA LAW: Ukraine faces critical choices as gambling finish line nears

Following the formal ascension of Bill-2285D by President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine enters a critical four months to finalise its legislative gambling frameworks, as the country seeks to launch its regulated marketplace in 2021, ending a decade of gambling prohibition.  Observing on-the-ground developments, Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of Kyiv-based law firm ETERNA LAW, writes for SBC News about the critical final …

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Ukraine targets summer initiation for its new gambling law

The CIS office for international law firm Dentons has issued on-the-ground perspectives with regards to the approval of Ukraine’s ‘Gambling Law’ (Bill-2285-D). Tuesday’s industry headlines were dominated by the Verkhovna Rada approving the bill’s second reading 248-to-95, moving to end Ukraine’s 11-year prohibition of all forms of gambling except for lotteries. Observing Rada developments, Dentons CIS has detailed further insights …

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