Illegal gambling suppressed in Zaporizhya region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Administrative protocols were instituted towards gamblers
19:55, 8 January 2020

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The Prosecutor General's Office stopped the activities of an illegal casino in the city of Energodar, Zaporizhya region, as press service of the authority reports.

“As part of the criminal proceedings initiated by the prosecutor's office of the Zaporizhzhya region under Art. 203-2 ("Engaging in gambling") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, [the Office] stopped the activities of an underground casino in the city of Energodar,” - the statement said.

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It is indicated that three persons were informed of the suspicion under Part 3 of Art. 28 h. 1 tbsp. 203-2 ("Engaging in gambling as part of an organized group") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine; a petition is being prepared to elect a preventive measure.

“During the authorized searches, law enforcement authorities seized four poker tables, poker accessories and draft documents related to the circumstances of the provision of gambling services, as well as almost $220 from the casino cash desk. At the time of the procedural actions, in addition to the staff, there were also players in the casino in respect of whom administrative protocols were drawn up,” the press service added.

The pre-trial investigation continues.

As we reported, the Ukrainian Parliament registered draft law No. 2285-10, which will regulate the organization and conduct of gambling. The initiator of the bill is the deputy from the "Servants of the People" faction Daria Volodina.

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