The government of Ukraine has decided that poker is a sport, and not a game of chance, thereby exempting it from the country's gambling laws.
The game is now officially listed in the Register of Recognized Sports, which separates poker from other card games like blackjack. The move will see poker available to be offered at more locations as it won't be as heavily restricted. The matter had been previously contested, as the government had previously ruled it a game of chance before changing their stance and lumping it in with a slew of different casino games.
It's unknown if the announcement will have a substantial impact on online companies offering their services within Ukraine.
We'll watch the market and let you know if we see any other announcements about the game's expansion in the country.