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Gambling business legalized in Ukraine

The document introduces comprehensive regulation of the gambling market and an exhaustive list of permitted activities in the sphere of gambling.







The slot machine rooms may only be installed in hotels that have three, four or five stars. 

Residents of the aggressor state are not allowed to have gambling business in Ukraine.

According to the law, ground casinos in Kiev can be accommodated only in five-star hotels with a room stock of at least 150 rooms (for regions the number of rooms is lower). In the capital, land-based casinos can accommodate 10 game tables (including 2 roulette tables) and 50 slot machines. Poker tournaments are also allowed. The area of the casino must be at least 500 square meters and at least 50 employees.

Bookmaker's offices can be located in 3-, 4- or 5-star hotels. There should be at least 50 rooms, the minimum area for sports betting - 50 square meters. m.

Slot machines halls can be located in three, four or five-star hotels - in the premises of at least 300 sq.m. Within one license it is possible to place no more than 250 slot machines, but no less than 50 in one hall.

In this case, gaming rooms must be located at least 500 meters from schools.

Also, by the second reading of the law returned to the norm of mandatory compensation to the Ludoman family in 10 times the amount of loss and increased five times the cost of the license for online casinos.
They also expanded the range of persons who can apply to the court for a restriction.
In addition, the slot machine monitoring system was returned as a separate component of the online monitoring system.
The law was adopted in its first reading on January 16.


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