In 2020, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law regulating the organization and conduct of gambling in Ukraine. With the adoption of this Law, gambling in Ukraine became legal, and the moratorium on its conduct (in effect since 2009) was canceled.
After the introduction of this Law, only those entities that have received special licenses and adhere to all the requirements stipulated by the Law and license conditions can now engage in gambling.
Today, a special body is engaged in issuing licenses – the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries. The law provides for three types of licenses that allow you to conduct online gambling in Ukraine. We are talking about licenses for online casinos, online poker and betting activities on the Internet. Each of these three licenses has its own fee and validity period, and also sets restrictions for its owner.
Only a legal entity that has complied with a number of legal requirements and does not violate these requirements and restrictions can obtain such a license.
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We also specialize in obtaining casino licenses, gambling, lotteries, and also help to create a dating business in the territory of the European Union countries and zones favorable for this type of activity.