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Committee suggests parliament to back draft on gambling legalization

Source : 112 Ukraine

It proposes to increase the age of players from 18 to 21 and to remove gambling halls from the streets
13:41, 14 January 2020

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The Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy recommended Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to support Bill No. 2285-d "On state regulation of organization and conduct of gambling" in the first reading. This was reported on the Telegram channel of Servants of the People political party.

Committee Chairman Danylo Hetmantsev noted that the committee proposed to increase the age of players from 18 to 21 and to remove gambling halls from the streets.

He also stated that the new version of the law would be significantly improved by the second reading due to the introduction of parliamentary amendments.

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As we reported earlier, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine expects Verkhovna Rada to support the bill on the legalization of gambling. As a result, the state budget will be replenished with additional revenues. Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk said this during a briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

"We are looking forward to Parliament supporting the gambling bill, removing these vending machines from the streets, which will create so much misery for people and take money out of them. At the same time, we anticipate that a normal civilized gambling system, which will be taxed properly, will be created," Honcharuk said.

According to him, the legalization of gambling will be able to bring over 120 million dollars to the state budget.

Related: 911 illegal gambling establishments terminated in Ukraine

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