Eu Counselor Criticized The Ukrainian Bill On The Legalization Of Gambling Business
The european approach to legalization and regulation of gambling business at the head of the corner always puts the social aspect, while the financial component has a secondary importance, but ukraine decided to go its own way.
A similar opinion was expressed by the gambling expert, the european union consultation of the european union on igor – philip flemink. Specialist also has experience with advanced gembling companies. He believes that the ukrainian government made the focus on income, which will be obtained as a result of the legalization of gambling operations, while the government bill does not solve important social problems. The position was voiced in the interview for «apostrophe».
According to the specialist, in the formation of the state policy regarding the gambling industry, it is most important to concentrate on the needs of consumers and protect their rights. The second priority, according to a specialist, is the fight against money laundering through gembling operations.
And even if the initial purpose of the authorities was to receive tax dividends, the final result should not be reduced exclusively to the financial component.
A similar opinion has already been expressed by a ukrainian specialist alexander chabanenko. Last found correctly drawing parallels with the work of the gambling industry of georgia. In his opinion, the authorities in pursuit of investments only aggravated the situation with problem gambling.
Both experts agree that ukraine must change priorities and turn the political vector towards citizens.
Recall that in the uk, rejected from the initial principles of responsible gambling.