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June 12, 2021

Poker tournaments have flourished over the past months

Justice Ministry removes poker from list of recognized sports in Ukraine

(Ukraine).- The Justice Ministry of Ukraine rescinded its decision of July 1, which had included poker on the list of sports recognized in the country. The recommendation to cancel the state registration is stipulated in a conclusion of the Justice Ministry of December 9 posted on the official web site of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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The item on inclusion of sport poker doesn't correspond to article 2 of the law of Ukraine "On banning the gambling business in Ukraine" according to which the gambling business and participation in gambling are prohibited," the Justice Ministry said.

Poker tournaments in Ukraine have flourished over the past several months as a way of circumventing the country's gambling ban.

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