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The new law would have provided new revenues as well as limited the number of gaming establishments in the Ukraine. Casinos would only be allowed in large hotels and the number of casino licenses available would be set at 20. Only 40,000 gaming machines can be located in the country and licensing for the machines will be set at 160. For bookmakers, only around 800 could exist.
The government claims that the new laws apply to both land establishments and online casinos. Although this game was turned legal by the courts though, there are no online Poker sites in Ukraine.
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe with legal gambling. There are 2 cities with gambling facilities in Ukraine which have 3 legal gambling facilities available in total. The types of gambling available in Ukraine are: casinos. The largest gambling city in Ukraine is Kiev with 2 gambling facilities.
Online Poker in the Ukraine falls into the legal gray area that hampers the industry in numerous locales around the world. Although restrictions have increased since the 2010 decision by the Ukrainian Justice Ministry to remove poker from the list of “Sports”, online poker sites continue to thrive in the country.
But the widely held opinion from legal experts is that, in its present form, the law does not extend to prohibit play at foreign online casinos and legislative amendments would be required in order for this to be the case. Ukrainian gaming law expert Danylo Getmantsev was quoted in the Kyiv Post as saying “In order to ban such practices, Internet gambling would have to be outlawed or a legal.
The Ukraine's National Bank of has recently announced that the legal status of the cryptocurrency specifically Bitcoin would be decided by the end of August. In a statement released by the deputy chairman Oleg Churiy the Financial Stability Council FSC will decide on the legal status of bitcoin and its regulation by the end of August 2017.
For one, poker was included in the list of recognized and legal sports on July 1, 2009, by the Justice Ministry of Ukraine; hence, gambling on poker games was still legal. Also, foreign online gambling operators were not prohibited to operate in the country; so, online gambling operators could simply move their servers to another country and still provide their gambling operations to Ukrainian.