Ukraine should look up to the European practice in what concerns the regulation of the lottery market. According to a poll conducted by GfK Ukraine in Kyiv in March 2018, 66% of the capital's inhabitants were in favor of this, 112.ua reports.
In what concerns the operations of foreign companies on Ukraine’s gambling market, the majority of respondents oppose the presence of Russian gambling operators. Only 3% of Kyiv’s residents support the access for Russian enterprises to the Ukrainian gambling market. At the same time, 23% of respondents consider it unnecessary to deny access to the market for companies from any particular country.
According to the company’s press release, 78% of Kyiv’s citizens favor the legalization of lotteries. Nonetheless, half of the capital’s inhabitants favor the legalization of bookmakers, whereas less than a third of them support the legalization of other kinds of gambling such as casino, online casinos, card games, slot machines.
According to the data from GfK Ukraine, in the previous 5 years, every fifth resident of Kyiv (21%) has gambled for money at least once. 14% played the lottery, 4% played cards and 4% gambled at a bookmaker, while 2% of respondents said they had played slot machines or in an online casino.
11% of Kyiv’s residents claimed they were willing to play the lottery in the future, whereas less than 3% of respondents stated they were willing to use any other kind of gambling.
The poll surveyed 1000 individuals aged 18 and older. The sample is representative of gender and age, while the margin of error is 2.6%. The poll was conducted through computerized interviews via telephone calls on mobile numbers.