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17.07.2020
News of Gambling Industry in Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia and Uzbekistan

Draft law 2285-d was adopted at the second reading stage, following which the management of the only five-star hotel in Kharkiv announced the upcoming opening of a casino. A free hot line for problem gamblers was established in Georgia. Results of the cheque lottery are summarized in Latvia and its first draw starts in Uzbekistan. Read more about these events in our digest. Draft law 2285-d was adopted at the second reading stage On Tuesday, July 14, the Verkhovna Rada...

News of Gambling Industry in Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia and Uzbekistan
14.07.2020
Ukraine Gets Ready to Lead the Pack in the Global Gambling Market: Draft Law 2285-d Has Been Passed

Today, on July 14, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the draft law 2285-d about the gambling business regulation at the second and final reading stage. It has been supported by 248 people’s deputies. Now the document will be forwarded to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to sign it. The new law will come into effect the next day after its publication date. This long expected event will set the rise of the country to the global gambling...

Ukraine Gets Ready to Lead the Pack in the Global Gambling Market: Draft Law 2285-d Has Been Passed
14.07.2020
“Currently, Parties Are Actively Analyzing to What Extent Gambling Business Operators and Hotels where They Want to Reside Can Suit Each Other”

The Vice President of the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association (UGIA) Alex Evchenko made a post on his Facebook page, sharing his observations concerning the possibilities for making an additional income for hoteliers shortly before legalization of the gambling business. To provide more details about this intriguing issue, Alex gave an interview for Ukrainian Gaming Week. How interested are Ukrainian hoteliers in the opening of gambling rooms on their territory? How to choose a partner for the opening of a casino?...

“Currently, Parties Are Actively Analyzing to What Extent Gambling Business Operators and Hotels where They Want to Reside Can Suit Each Other”
10.07.2020
Latest News of Gambling Industry in UK, Uzbekistan, Cyprus, EGBA’s Code

The first pan-European Code of Conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling has been prepared. The UK National Lottery donates around £600 million to help victims of the pandemic, and the country’s parliament discusses the possibility to equate loot boxes with gambling. Cyprus is getting ready a self-exclusion platform for problem gamblers. People of Uzbekistan show an increased interest in betting during the pandemic. Read more about all of it in our digest. EGBA’s Code of Conduct on responsible advertising...

Latest News of Gambling Industry in UK, Uzbekistan, Cyprus, EGBA’s Code
07.07.2020
Summary of the Last Plenary Week: What Amendments to the Draft Law 2285-d Were Adopted and How Many of Them Are Left?

The last plenary week at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine turned out to be intense, lawmakers finally started the second reading stage consideration of the draft law 2285-d. Around 3,500 amendments were offered to the draft law about regulation of the gambling business, deputies spent most of the time on reviewing them. Adopted amendments While deputies used the majority of amendments as a possibility to speak up about their personal attitude to the draft law (for example, the member of...

Summary of the Last Plenary Week: What Amendments to the Draft Law 2285-d Were Adopted and How Many of Them Are Left?
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