Tag Archives: Volodymyr Zelensky

Licensing fees weigh heavy on Ukraine’s gambling reforms

Ukraine’s First Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has sanctioned the release of the Servant of the People (SoP) party’s ‘draft law on legislating gambling services’, which aims to retire Ukraine’s 10-year ‘Prohibition of Gambling law’ mandate. Published three-weeks later than originally anticipated, SoP ministers blamed the delay on vested parties trying to influence the development of legislation. SoP’s draft frameworks will seek to …

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Zelensky confident of delivering meaningful Ukraine gambling makeover

Addressing national media, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has underlined confidence in delivering comprehensive regulatory frameworks, which will ‘remove gambling’s history from the streets’. This October, Zelensky’s newly installed ‘Servant-of-the-People’ (SoP) cabinet confirmed that an ‘action plan’ had been drafted but as yet no terms of SoP’s gambling mandate have been disclosed. Central to the action plan, Zelensky and SoP seek …

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Ukraine expects to submit gambling bill ‘in the coming days’

Following a ten-year ban of gambling across Ukraine, the newly-elected government has committed to adopting a new gambling legislation by the end of this year, with plans to submit legislation to Parliament ‘in the coming days’. In June of this year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed his Cabinet of Ministers to draft a new bill by 1 October, which would …

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Gambling reform presents multiple obstacles for Zelensky ‘The Entertainer’

Industry stakeholders are monitoring the movements of newly installed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky closely, as dialogue arises of Ukraine overturning its prohibitive gambling code. Since 2009, Ukraine has operated under the ‘Prohibition of Gambling Law’ mandate first sanctioned by the Viktor Yushchenko administration, which has seen all forms of gambling (expect lotteries) – be it land-based or digital – banned …

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