Ruling faction's head: Bill to legalize gambling may be put to vote soon Some 3,500 amendments to the bill have been submitted for its second reading.
13:15, 04 June 2020
Bill on legalization of gambling in Ukraine passes its first reading The relevant bill was backed by 260 MPs.
13:31, 16 January 2020
Ukraine's budget may get almost US$189 mln from gambling legalization – official Provisions related to the functioning of gambling exclusively at five-star hotels remain in force.
18:55, 09 January 2020
Ukraine's interior minister orders to close all lottery-like gambling facilities Avakov said this is required by the relevant government decree.
14:34, 20 December 2019
Ukraine's Cabinet bans gambling under guise of state lotteries The National Police have started checking all operators of state lotteries.
13:27, 20 December 2019
Gambling legalization bill fails to pass Rada The draft fell short of 13 votes to be adopted.
22:00, 19 December 2019
Russian companies gather in Kyiv for conference on legalization of gambling in Ukraine (Photos) Major participants and partners of the event are representatives of the Russian casino and gambling companies that are banned in Ukraine.
16:35, 18 December 2019
Ukrainians not in favor of legalizing gambling – poll However, 48% of the polled citizens are okay with the preservation of classic numerical lotteries.
23:50, 19 November 2019
Militarized "Las Vegas": De-facto authorities in Russia-occupied Crimea mull gambling zone near Yalta The area of "Golden Coast" is expected to reach almost 147,000 square meters.
14:50, 28 October 2019
New police chief speaks about legalization of prostitution, soft drugs in Ukraine Klymenko believes the Ukrainian society is not ready for the legalization of soft drugs yet.
12:48, 07 October 2019
Ukraine's government endorses bill to legalize gambling The relevant decision was made at a government meeting on Sunday, September 29.
15:19, 30 September 2019
Most Ukrainians support de-shadowing of amber mining – poll The study was conducted by the Razumkov Center on September 6-11.
15:51, 19 September 2019
Zelensky wants to re-legalize gambling in Ukraine Zelensky says casinos will open in five-star hotels.
13:09, 08 August 2019
Zelensky supports legalization of prostitution, marijuana in Ukraine: Ukraine could have own Las Vegas The presidential candidate also believes gambling could be legalized within a single selected city.
14:20, 18 April 2019
FC Dynamo Kyiv member's car attacked reportedly because of gambling debts – media <p>Two unidentified men opened fire on a car of FC Dynamo Kyiv football player Denys Harmash in the city of Kyiv on Tuesday, December 5, reportedly because of gambling debts, according to the online newspaper INSIDER, referring to its source in law enforcement agencies.</p>
15:34, 06 December 2017
Ukraine's finance ministry confirms lottery market beyond its control <p>Serhiy Marchenko, Deputy head of the Ukrainian Finance Ministry, which is responsible for forming the state policy on lotteries, as well as a relevant regulatory framework, says that the country's lottery market today is virtually uncontrollable, according to Apostrophe, a Ukrainian news outlet.</p>
14:00, 17 November 2017
Ukraine promises IMF to legalize gambling by 2018 <p>Ukraine’s government has promised to start earning increased revenue from legal gambling by next year, according to the Ukrainian government's letter of intent to IMF chief Christine Lagarde, detailing the country’s plans to reform its economy in order to qualify for $17.5 billion in financial assistance, according to CalvinAyre.</p>
14:00, 11 April 2017