Ukraine Names Chair and Two Members of the Gambling Regulation Authority

Ukraine Names Chair and Two Members of the Gambling Regulation Authority

On October 21, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed a Chairman and two members of the Commission for Regulation of Gambling Activities and Lotteries.

According to the government, the collegial authority ensuring government control of gambling will be headed by Ivan Rudyi. Olena Vodolazhko and Yevhen Hetman have been announced as members of the Commission.

Ivan has experiences of working in management, finances and foreign affairs. He has a status of anti-terrorist operation veteran.

Olena is a lawyer who has been working with various state institutions in the matters of establishment and integration of regulatory legal acts. Worked in government agencies.

Yevhen has been taking leading positions in utility enterprises and private companies. Worked in the segment of international cooperation, including with NATO.

According to the Minister Oleh Nemchynov, 378 candidates wanted to participate in the contest for Chair and Members of the Regulating Commission. However, only 42 of them have been admitted to the interview stage.

Now the government will have to appoint another four members. Additional contest is already announced for the corresponding positions. It’s not yet known when all Members of the Commission will be selected.

About the procedure of establishment of the gambling regulator

The law that has been adopted this summer regarding the legalization of gambling activity in Ukraine intends the establishment of the corresponding authority – a commission that will regulate operation of gambling organizers. Its responsibilities will include licensing of operators, review of gamblers’ complaints, establishment of the inspecting procedure at gambling places etc.

In September, government adopted a document about the creation of such collegial authority. Contest conducting procedure has been defined in October, regulating the selection of the Chair and Members.

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