On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Vladimir Zelensky enacted the bill №2285-d and it became the law. Thus, the casino industry in Ukraine is now considered legal. Today, a profitable gambling project can be launched officially.
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Law draftsmen (the financial committee of the Verkhovna Rada headed by Daniil Getmantsev) were guided by their colleagues from Europe. For this reason, the document contains a lot of European practice.
Gambling was divided into classes with the necessary licensing of each category, and an emphasis is laid on the social protection of players.
Future treasury revenues will reach 2.5 billion hryvnias per year. The government is seriously counting on the income from gambling and will not change its mind. This approach ensures stability, which is essential for long-term investment.
This law defines the operation of land-based locations and online gaming sites.
Draftsmen looked beyond the one type of activity and gave operators plenty of rope.
Those who want to own a land-based gambling location should satisfy the following requirements:
The government also promises to create 5 independent gambling zones, where the full range of entertainment will be presented (land-based betting, casinos, gambling halls). The exact location of such zones is still unknown but the presidential office is planning to organize them near large vacation places (Odessa and the Carpathians are suitable).
Only licensed operators will be able to open a betting shop or an online casino. They will need to comply with the following requirements:
Registration of a legal entity
It is possible to create a new legal entity in the form of a limited liability company or a joint-stock company.
The beneficiary party should not include the residents of the occupant
Authorized capital from 30 million hryvnias
This should be the money of founders, without loans and borrowings from the government
No records of conviction of senior staff
The biographies of the general accounting executive and the company’s director are the most carefully checked
Certification of the equipment
The casino software and all land-based equipment (lottery terminals and slot machines) are subject to verification.
The government determines the list of laboratory centres where this procedure can be ordered
The price that needs to be paid for a license depends on the chosen type of activity and the size of minimum wages at the time of application filing. All permits are issued for 5 years.
The law №2285-d imposes restrictions on the access to casinos (examination of documents, verification on the Web, registers of persons with ludomania, tools for self-restraint, etc.).
The document protects the rights of gamblers (in particular, the timely payment of winnings, and protection of confidential data). Players become market participants, not just subjects without legal rights, which is typical for the grey industry.
Special attention was paid to the age of gamblers. After long debates in parliament, the age limit was raised from 18 to 21.
The law №2285-d brings gambling out of the grey sector by offering investors a transparent business environment:
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