Government Annuls Possibility of Signing Agreement on Spreading State Lotteries

January 20, 2020 | Government

Instructs National Police, Fiscal Service to Check Licenses

KYIV, Ukraine (December 21, 2019) –The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at an off-schedule meet

ing on Friday passed a resolution on the abolishment of the provisions on lottery agents in the license conditions, Interfax-Ukraine report Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has said.

Today, the government ruled out the possibility of spreading gambling under the guise of state lotteries. Ministers voted to repeal the relevant provisions regarding distributors of lotteries in the licensing conditions. Now, establishments with slot machines will not be able to illegally work under the guise of state lotteries, hiding under sub-authorization agreements to distribute state instant lotteries,” he wrote in his Telegram channel.

In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers instructed the National Police today to begin checking the activities of all operators of state lotteries regarding compliance with the law on the prohibition of gambling, and the State Fiscal Service (SFS) to organize license checks of all so-called “state lotteries.

MP Oleksiy Honcharenko, who was present at the meeting of the government, said in his Telegram channel that Interior Minister Arsen Avakov reported on the closure of 152 points of illegal slot machines that night and the seizure of equipment worth UAH 46 million.

SOURCE: Interfax-Ukraine