Rada voted for the legalization of gambling


Voted by 248 deputies.

At the meeting on Tuesday, July 14, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading the bill on state regulation of gambling. Voted 248 deputies, of which the fraction of “public Servants” gave 224 votes, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Country.

Note that the consideration of the draft law on gambling business in the second reading began on June 30. It would have been impossible to use a shortened procedure or other mechanisms for expedited review. Meanwhile, after the adoption of the bill in the first reading it was served with more than 3.5 thousand amendments.

The bill provides for such conditions regulation of gambling:

  • To gambling will citizens who have turned 21. But they need to be identified. Also planned to create a roster of players.
  • Slot machine halls can be placed in hotels 3-5 stars (they must be at least 50 rooms for Kiev and 25% for other localities).
  • Casinos are allowed only in five-star hotels or special gaming zones.
  • Bookmakers will be able to work both on online marketplaces and in retail offices. But the points should be placed only in hotels (3-5 stars) or at the track.
  • Allowed online casino and online poker (the cost of the license — about 200 thousand per site).
  • Poker clubs can be only sports. Playing poker for money allowed exclusively in casinos.
  • It will create a new structure — the state Commission on regulation of the gambling market.