Ukraine Votes to Disband KRAIL Regulator

Ukraine's parliament voted to approve of a bill that would disband the country's Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL) due to slow movement by the regulator.

The move saw the parliament approve of the first reading of bill 9256d, which would also impose gambling advertising restrictions as well as responsible gambling measures. KRAIL was initially formed in 2020 when the country re-introduced gambling to the populace, but has been hammered for its slow action on events.

Notably, there are six members of KRAIL, along with a chairman. The governing rules of the country require five members to be present for meetings, which caused numerous delays, as there's currently a war going on.

The bill had widespread support, garnering 272 votes in favor.

News of the change comes as president Volodymyr Zelenskyy enacted a ban on military members from gambling, following a proposal that was submitted by a military member. Additionally, the country will ban the use of using military imagery in gambling ads.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
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25 April 2024 - 5:40pm

It seems that they could have just amended the rules pertaining to a quorum rather than blowing up the whole regulator. Why start from scratch when you already had a base off which to work?

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