Tag Archives: Volodymyr Zelensky

Ilya Machavariani: 4H Agency’s deep dive on Ukraine Gambling Law proceedings

Despite the Ukraine Gambling Law securing its parliamentary approval in 2020, recent regulatory developments have brought confusion to CIS markets newest jurisdiction. Ilya Machavariani, Managing Partner of 4H Agency and a legal expert for CIS markets, provides SBC readers with a full breakdown of on-the-ground developments regarding Ukraine Gambling Law and its passage into full existence.   ___________________ SBC: Confusion …

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Cosmolot licence raises questions over Ukraine Gambling Law

Ukraine gambling stakeholders have been left dumbfounded by the country’s newly established Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (CRGL) after it issued its first licence this week.  On Wednesday, CRGL announced that it had awarded its first online gambling licence to Speisiks LLC, the company which operates the Cosmolot brand, which formerly operated in Ukraine under the UNL’s instant lottery …

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BetInvest: Putting Ukraine’s ‘grey’ betting industry into a legal spotlight

BetInvest: Putting the Ukraine ‘grey’ betting industry into a legal spotlight

Following a series of successful examples which demonstrated that a regulated betting industry could be embedded into a national economy, Ukraine opted to repeal its 11-year prohibition on gambling activity. After months of pitfalls and legislative dramas, the decision to open its doors to a regulated betting and gaming market was brought about by President Volodymyr Zelensky. So what opportunities …

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Europe’s new ‘gambling frontier’ comes under the spotlight at SBC Digital Summit CIS

The huge potential of the betting and gaming markets in Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Georgia is set to be a central theme of SBC Digital Summit CIS on 4 – 5 November. The virtual conference and exhibition comes as many operators are seeking new opportunities away from the fierce competition in Europe’s established regulated markets, while at the same time some …

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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 gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky

Ukraine’s regulated gambling marketplace developments remain on track for 2020 after President Volodymyr Zelensky formally signed the ascension of Bill-2285D, following July’s legislative approval by the Verkhovna Rada. Bill-2285D maintains the Rada-approved legislative framework and guidelines forming the ‘Ukraine Gambling Law’, a mandate which will overturn Ukraine’s 11-year prohibition of all forms of gambling except for lotteries The formation of …

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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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Rada approves Ukraine gambling bill with no taxation policy 

Voting 248-to-95, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) has approved the mandate of ‘Bill-2285D – Gambling Law’, passing the legislation to ‘form a new market for regulated gambling’.  The approval will allow Ukraine’s government to repeal its existing ‘Prohibition of Gambling Law’, which has held a blanket ban on all forms of gambling except state-run lotteries since 2009. The overhaul of Ukraine’s …

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Ukraine Rada approves unclear Gambling Law for second readings

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) Finance Committee has approved Bill-2285D to be forwarded for second readings. Yesterday, Committee member Andrei Motovilovets declared that the Committee ‘unanimously supports the formation of a new market’, and sanctioned second readings for the SoP Party’s ‘Gambling Law’ mandate. The approval sees Rada update its parliamentary schedule to host a dedicated readings session on final provisions …

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Half measures threaten Ukraine Gambling Law being ‘dead on arrival’

Major developments in Ukraine have seen the Rada (parliament) committee fast track final readings of ‘Bill-2285D – Gambling Law’ to be commenced this week (18 May). MPs will be given the final chance to debate amendments of the governing SoP Party’s bill which will reestablish Ukraine’s federal gambling framework. Despite its fast track, observers remain unconvinced on a number of …

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