Ukrainian parliament passes law on gambling

As reported by Censor.NET.

A total of 248 MPs voted for the adoption of the respective bill, No. 2285-d, at second reading and in its entirety at a parliament meeting on Tuesday, July 14, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

The law criminalizes the organization of unlicensed gambling and allows slot machine halls to be located only in three-, four- and five-star hotels.

The law also provides for the regulation of "classic" lotteries. The document introduces age restrictions and allows people over 21 to gamble.

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In addition, restrictions are imposed on the advertising of gambling establishments. In particular, it is prohibited to advertise gambling as a way of easy enrichment.

According to the document, residents of the aggressor state will be banned from having a gambling business in Ukraine.

The Verkhovna Rada adopted a government bill on the legalization of gambling at first reading on January 16, 2020.

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