How Soon The First Casinos In Ukraine Will Open: The Opinion Of The Expert
Is it possible to successfully remove gambling in the legal field and filling the state treasury – opinion of lawyer denis nenova.
The project, which will soon be adopted, provides for such provisions:
- Fixed number of licenses, the total value of which will be determined using electronic auctions;
- Introduction of the approprite gambling authority. Its functions will be issuing licenses, conducting special registries, including information on licensed casinos and places where gambling are undergoing. Also, the authority is obliged to organize electronic auctions for the acquisition of licenses for criteria for the conditions for certification of equipment for games and their software;
- Tightening administrative, financial and criminal liability in case of violation of existing legislation in the field of gambling;
- Identification of participants in games to avoid admission of minors.
Despite the fact that the main goal of the draft law is to bring the country’s illegal business from the shade and replenishing the budget of ukraine, the current picture makes think about how much it is possible.
The project also has both the requirements for the launch of such a business. Namely:
- The statutory provider of the gambling point must have a fund of 30 million hryvnias
- The area of the gaming hall of the casino should be 500 m², a gambling hall – 300 m²;
- The system of online monitoring of the state tax service must be connected to gambling equipment. Installation data (cash online winnings, accepted rates) are thus under the supervision of the authority.
Such tough conditions can significantly slow down the opening of legal establishments and provoke attempts to bypass the law, opening the casino illegally, especially in the environment of those institutions that were in the shadow of all previous years. Also, the strengthening of criminal punishment, as the experience of applying. 203-2 uk ukraine for nine years, is not an effective solution to the establishment of the shadow market.
We will remind, earlier we passed the opinion of the expert about the effectiveness of the legalization of the casino in ukraine.