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Rada approves SoP’s redrafted bill but heavy licensing fees remain on Ukraine’s gambling agenda

Following two day-long sessions of assessment, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada completes its review of the eight draft bills propositioning the nation’s new gambling framework. A vote carried on Thursday 16 December saw 260 MPs back the amendments of Bill 2285-D following its second Rada reading. Bill 2285 was the original draft law favoured by the ruling ‘Servant of the People’ (SoP) …

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Ukraine Rada begins ‘draft assessments’ but can it separate good from the bad and the ugly

Following the Christmas break, Ukraine MPs return to the Rada (parliament), in which the first readings of Ukraine’s newly planned gambling regulatory framework are scheduled to take place this week. The closing months of 2019 saw seven draft regulatory proposals put to the Rada, detailing little cross-party consensus on how Ukraine should end its 10-year gambling hiatus established under the …

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Draft divergence sees little consensus on Ukraine gambling

Further Ukraine gambling developments have seen seven draft regulatory proposals submitted to Rada (Ukraine’s Parliamentary council), presenting alternatives to the ‘law on legislating gambling services’ – published by the governing Servant of the People (SOP) party this November. Of the seven, only five have been made available to the public, sharing commonalities and divergences on developing an effective regulatory framework …

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Paddy Power – Trump hits shortest impeachment odds yet remains 2020 frontrunner

Paddy Power Politics has shortened President Donald Trump’s impeachment odds following an explosive first day of testimonies related to ‘Ukraine transcripts’, in which the President is charged with seeking dirt on political rival Joe Biden. Yesterday, US media was gripped as the House of Representatives questioned acting US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and State Department official George Kent on Trump’s exchanges …

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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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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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Nikos Chalikias – Favbet- Russia 2018 an Insider’s Perspective

Speaking to SBC, Nikos Chalikias Chief Executive of Eastern European focused online sports betting operator Favbet states that Russia 2018 will be a test for all football and betting stakeholders. Chalikias an expert in industry CIS dynamics, details the numerous intricacies and challenges that bookmakers will face in the most unique of FIFA World Cups. Furthermore, Chalikias outlines the importance …

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Suren Khachatryan – Digitain – World Cup expansion and beyond

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Multi-channel sports betting platform and technology provider Digitain has enjoyed a successful 2017, expanding into a number of new markets in addition to strengthening its sportsbook offering. With 2017 quickly drawing to a close however, Suren Khachatryan, CEO of the Armenian based firm, who are set to appear at both Betting on Football and Betting on Sports in 2018, has …

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BetConstruct adds Habanero games to its casino suite

Major industry supplier BetConstruct has bolstered its casino offering with the addition of content from slots and table games provider Habanero. Habanero is  to supply BetConstruct with its full suite of casino games, consisting of 60 plus slots, six table games, and 10 video poker titles. These will now be available via desktop and mobile devices to customers of the sport …

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