In Ukraine, The Raid Of The Nationalization On The Closure Of Gambling Institutions Was Held
In his commentary for past voting about the legalization of gambling, president of ukraine vladimir zelensky said that gambling establishments will be closed throughout the country. Based on the released decree on banning business on gambling under the guise of state lotteries, the national police took appropriate measures.
Additionally, arsen avakov clarified that the nationalization is obliged to close altil december 20. Prime minister explains that such measures are taken by the government in connection with the non-law on the legalization of gembling. Andrei motovilovets, representative off the party «servant of the people» it believees that draft law was not accepted due to the influence of illegal gambling lobbyists.
Alexander sololov, head of the department of strategic investigations department, said that today, 715 response groups have been created to stop illegal activities, which include employees of the department of strategic investigations, as well as employees of investigative divisions. The main task of mobile groups – stop operation of illegal gambling institutions.
To determine illegal gembling establishments, mobile groups constantly interact with the employees of the gfs of ukraine and local authorities. Also additionally disassembly of external advertising. According to available information, approximately 5,300 gambling institutions were illegally worked, including the lottery, which, in connection with the recent decision of the cabinet of ministers, now cannot continue the activities on the legitimate basis. Casino, bookmakers working under the guise of goslders are additionally closed.
It is known that the work of 179 illegal gambling houses has been suspended in recent days. The total amount of seized equipment was uah 50 million. In large cities most often worked poker clubs and casinos, and in small towns, mostly halls with slot machines. Eight illegal casinos are closed in kharkov, kyiv, zaporizhia and dnieper. In lutsk, nikolaev, chernigov, kherson, kropyvnytsky, and seven poker clubs are closed in lviv. In some institutions, the price of the entrance reached several thousand dollars. Also around the country found about 132 interactive clubs. The total cost of seized equipment throughout ukraine reaches uah 460 million.
Recall, on december 19, the draft law on the legalization of gambling business was sent to refine.