The head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov tried to convince Parliament to pass the necessary laws to permit gambling in the country, he assessed the losses of the state budget of the country from the clandestine activities of gaming institutions in 300 million dollars.
"We appeal to the Verkhovna Rada to urgently consider bills and to accept any project that rules, limits on the market and returning this shadow cash flow under the supervision of the country! We need these taxes! I assess underpaid taxes in the budget sector "gambling" not less than 300 million dollars ", – wrote Avakov on his page in Facebook.
remember, in January, the former head of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili tried to convince the Ukrainian authorities to legalize gambling. In July of last year he also made similar offer. For its part, the then head of the Ministry of Finance Natalia Yaresko stated that the legalization of gambling will provide an opportunity to bring to the state budget of Ukraine up to 5 billion hryvnia per year. In the summer of 2015 the deputies of the Ukrainian Parliament from the party "people's front" Viktor Romaniuk and Gennady Krivosheya submitted a draft law on permission of gambling. According to the document, in four - and five-star Ukrainian hotels will be allowed casino sets rules for bookmakers and lotteries, and most importantly – allowed the installation of slot machines. To place a "one-armed bandits" is planned in cafes, bars and restaurants and in any buildings, except schools, administrative buildings, hospitals and churches. Print edition VIEW detailed analizirovali this initiative. The Verkhovna Rada in 2009 has completely banned gambling business in Ukraine, with the exception of lotteries. It was expected that in the future will be created a special zone where there will be gambling is allowed, but this initiative was not implemented. Proposals for the authorization of gambling many times voiced, was even designed in the respective bills, but the issue is now resolved.