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September 20, 2021

Until specially assigned gambling zones are approved and organized

President signed law on banning gambling business in Ukraine

(Ukraine).- President Viktor Yushchenko signed a law that bans gambling business in the country. The law should be in effect until a special legislation is adopted providing for a right to organize and carry out gaming in specially assigned gambling zones.

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ast June 11, the Verkhovna Rada overrode the President's veto on the Law "On Banning Gambling Business in Ukraine", by which the gambling business was banned on the territory of the country's inhabited localities.

Financial sanctions shall be applied to the economic entities, organizing and carrying out gaming, in the form of fines to the amount of eight thousand minimum wages with confiscation of the gambling equipment, and profits (incomes) from carrying out such gaming should be transferred to the State Budget.

The document introduces restrictions regarding carrying out the gambling business, proceeding from the constitutional principles of priorities of human rights and freedoms, protection of the morals and the population's health, ban of using the property to the detriment of a man and the society.

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