Tag Archives: Volodymyr Zelensky

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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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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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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