Casino and gambling in Ukraine 2017
9 December 2014 gambling on the territory of Ukraine came a turning point. The government intends to deal with casinos in Ukraine strictly. The Interior Ministry said that it takes an adamant stance against the casino and lottery clubs on the territory of Kiev, and then throughout the country. Arsen Avakov said that all illegal and underground casinos would be closed. Quite categorically Arsen Avakov commented on his statement on Facebook.
Arsen Avakov about gambling in Ukraine:
We briefly paraphrase the words of the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs and allow a few comments from the editors Bestnetentcasino.info. On assurance Avakov sweet time for the organisers of clandestine casino and lottery clubs, under the guise that casinos have worked the past few years, ended. The authorities intend to eradicate gambling clubs in Ukraine.
- In the coming days will be undertaken to identify and curb the activities of illegal casinos and their owners and direct organisers will be held accountable for unlawful actions. Minister mentioned about corruption. He asks mayors and city officials do not apply to him on the matter. Minister promises to give publicity to such requests. Blackmail on the part of the organisers, this time it will not work, - assured the minister. He announced his intention to investigate cases of corruption and "protection racket" underground casino officials at all levels.
- Avakov urged the population of Ukraine to become his allies in the fight against a clandestine casino. Shortly will open a hotline, which will be able to call any citizen of Ukraine and to report on the underground casino or lottery clubs. How to treat the Ukrainian population to such initiatives of the central government? - We learn it soon.
- The intransigence of the position is explained not only by the desire to eliminate the illegal underground economy. Apparently, the government is trying to increase the occupancy of the budget at the expense of licensing and tax revenues from gambling activities. In our view selected is not the best time to conduct such unpopular measures. Ordinary people to play and so there is nothing, but the powers that be will take the time to fly to Vegas or at worst in Minsk. Once again, hurt only those who are just starting this business or work start by taking a loan from a bank.
- It's difficult to say how effective are measures to combat casino in Ukraine, proposed by the Minister. From the outside, it is much more similar to patching holes budget at any cost. The reorganisation of business is a long process. Bribes instead of taxes in Ukraine were made to pay ten and fifteen years ago. Why the minister is decided that everything can change in a few weeks and will pour money into the budget - for us remains a mystery.
- I think that in Ukraine there are far more critical issues that need to be addressed right now. Of course, the government has no money, but to introduce such strict measures without warning and without revealing their plans is a strange decision. After all, this scheme worked for years, and many have relied on them.
- In our opinion, such radicalism is not appropriate. Why must it all start with the general prohibition and destruction of existing ties and stereotypes? What does not fit the scheme simplified the registration of the legalisation of existing underground casino in legal and then (after the allotted time for filing) has the pressure of all the new underground casinos and those who did not want to come out of the shadow zone? After all legitimate algorithm for casinos in Ukraine today there is still no.
- Already many lottery and poker clubs close to "repair" for fear of police raids on casinos in Ukraine.