Head of the All-Ukrainian Gambling Association (Ukrainian Gambling Council) Anton Kuchukhidze in his speech noted the firm desire of the top leadership of the state to support the gradual process of legalization of gambling business in the country. According to him, the reform of the local gambling sector is increasing its effectiveness every day.
The functionary bases his own position on already launched mechanisms. One of them, according to Kuchukhidze, is a large-scale fight against the shadow market and corruption tools. He noted that for the first time since 2009, when the authorities vetoed gambling entertainment, the gambling business “returned to the mainstream of the law, dealing a serious blow to illegal schemes.”
In addition, as the head of the Ukrainian Gambling Council noted, the legalization of gambling in Ukraine has attracted increased attention to the issue of social protection of citizens, children and vulnerable segments of society.
“The experience of 12 years ago showed that it turned out to be an unbearable burden to stop the gambling business. The illegal schemes that have appeared have become a guarantee of large incomes for their authors, but not for the state. The society was left without any protection. But recently adopted profile initiatives have provided support for children and citizens dependent on excitement. Now the authorities have received tools to control the responsibility of operators. Now we are on a civilized track, ” Anton Kuchukhidze said.
The expert concluded his argument with information about the financial component of the development of gambling business in the country. So, he once again focused his attention on the fact that Ukrainian licenses are the most expensive on the European continent. According to him, the state is very interested in attracting foreign investment, so it will support the process of legalization and reform of the industry in every possible way.
He also recalled that now about ten large foreign operators, whose names are widely known, are waiting for the decision of the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries of Ukraine to issue a local license.
The expert is sure that Ukraine will get a lot of advantages from the development of gambling business in the country.