Ukraine plans to liquidate the Gambling Regulation Commission: news and draft law
In Ukraine, it is planned to stop the work of the Gambling and Lottery Regulatory Commission (KRAIL) and simplify the process of obtaining gambling licenses.
Liquidation of the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling Games
The Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the initiative to liquidate the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling Games and Lotteries (KRAIL ) and automating the process of issuing gambling licenses. Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov announced this news in his Telegram channel.
Bill No. 9256 on the liquidation of KRAIL is already awaiting its first reading in the Verkhovna Rada, and Fedorov called on parliamentarians to support this initiative.
The main purpose of this decision is to eliminate corruption risks and make the process of obtaining gaming licenses more transparent and accessible to all interested parties.
Basic information about KRAIL
KRAIL is a state body responsible for the regulation and control of gambling business activities in Ukraine. The commission was created on September 23, 2020 and consists of a chairman and 6 members who are appointed and dismissed after an open competition.
In 2022, KRAIL issued a license to the Russian gambling operator 1xBet to conduct its activities in Ukraine.
Although there was a certain deaf loop around the work of 1xBet in the media, the Commission did not see any signs of Russian origin and continued to defend the legality of their activities on the territory of Ukraine.
Only after the decisions of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and the Bureau of Economic Security, 1xBet was finally deprived of its license to work in Ukraine.
Answers to questions
Yes, it is planned to liquidate the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL) in Ukraine.
Draft Law No. 9256 on the liquidation of KRAIL is awaiting the first reading in the Verkhovna Rada and needs the support of parliamentarians.
This initiative will eliminate corruption risks and make the process of obtaining a gaming license more transparent and accessible.
- KRAIL - Gambling and Lottery Regulatory Commission. It is a state collegial body that regulates and controls the activities of the gambling business in Ukraine. The commission was created in 2020 and consists of a chairman and 6 members.
- 1xBet is a Russian gambling operator that was granted a license to operate in Ukraine in 2022.
- Volodymyr Zelenskyi is the President of Ukraine.
- The Bureau of Economic Security is a body that resolves the issue of economic security of the state.