Ukraine Blocks 59 New Gambling Sites

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This week internet service providers have been compelled by a Ukrainian court to block 59 new online betting sites after the Security Service of Ukraine issued evidence that the sites were operating without licenses.

The list has 20 of the most popular gaming sites among Ukrainians, and are now being blocked at the ISP level thanks to a ruling by Judge Oksana Hardina. It's likely that we'll see some big names on the block list, as the first blacklist included the likes of PartyPoker, Pinnacle, and Yukon Gold.

Thus far, online betting remains illegal within Ukraine, although lawmakers were working to legalize and regulate the activity before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The legislature of the country voted to legalize gambling in January, but the future of the process is currently in doubt with everything going on.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
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Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.
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13 May 2020 - 6:27pm

Just about to say it's quite unpleasant news for all the local punters..but hey..seems like online gambling is illegal in Ukraine anyway...the government there better speed the process and legalize it faster cause not only the players but the state itself missing some benefits in this current situation I believe.