After the ban was lifted in 2020, the entire Ukrainian government set about licensing and reinstating betting operators. As a result of the country's licensing program, casinos, both land-based and online, can now provide betting and lottery tickets.
Only internet gaming is permitted for betting operators. There is no necessity for online casino or poker companies to collaborate with land-based casinos. For both land-based and online casinos, the government has begun issuing seven categories of primary licenses.
Ukrainian gamers will, in theory, be allowed to play legally and safely now. Ukrainians can also play on international websites. Checking out online eSports bookmakers is not restricted in any way. Only after asking for a specific license from the Commission are enterprises from the country allowed to offer gambling software to overseas casinos. The Gambling Law prohibits any monopoly from operating a land-based or internet betting operator.
Acts on playing offshore
There is nothing preventing bettors from contacting bookies that accept Ukrainian customers because no regulations have particularly addressed internet betting in the nation. Even though Ukrainian bookies were banned in 2009, there were no restrictions in place, such as blacklists or the government compelling ISPs to block certain bookmakers.
As a result, even without a VPN, players may visit the major international bookmakers. However, since some bookies have ceased accepting players from the nation, one should verify before attempting to use such sites.
Illegal casinos shut down
Returning to the ban, legislators noted an occasional increase in unlawful gaming. As a result, on December 20, 2019, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers passed a resolution ordering the closure of all illegal casinos. Over 150 illegitimate lottery facilities were quickly raided and shut down overnight as a result of this.
Officials were able to recover up to 46 million UAH from the bank. The government has understood that bringing gaming under the microscope and keeping it on a tight leash may do wonders for the economy. As a result, they are considering it as a strategy of attracting capital. To carry out this plan, the government has considered establishing a casino city outside of Kyiv.