Legalization of gambling will enable you to attract to the state budget of Ukraine up To 5 billion a year, said Finance Minister Natalia Jaresko.
"We can raise additional funds through the legalization in the taxation of gambling. On inaccurate data, budget revenues have the opportunity to be around 5 billion USD per year " – reports news Agency the words of the head of the Ministry of Finance.
in her expressions, the appropriate package of draft laws of the Ministry will submit to the Verkhovna Rada in September." at the meeting of the National Council of reforms September 3, assume this position and give suggestions to the Parliament ", – Jaresko said. Before the Minister of economy and trade of aivaras abromavicius has advocated the legalization of gambling business in Ukraine, which was banned in 2009 after a fire in a gambling establishment. According to him, the budget is in dire need of income that can be derived from this activity. The head of the Ministry of economy said that gambling must be legalized in the hotels of level 4 and five stars. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk supported this idea, explaining that the adoption of the law on the withdrawal of the shadows and permission gambling will give you the opportunity to earn additional income and to Finance Ukrainian culture, art and Ukrainian cinema. On July 16, the Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili made an initiative to legalize casino gambling, which is illegal in Ukraine, in Odessa. Before this was announced, in 2014, Ukraine's GDP fell To about 66 billion euros. According to the Ukrainian statistics, this year the urgent expenses of Ukrainians (for food) decreased by 20% compared with the same period last year.