New Rules for the Ukrainian Gambling Business Limit Operators' Bonus Campaigns
The Commission on Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries of Ukraine (CRAIL) has published the country's first rules for responsible gambling business. The rules strictly regulate a number of aspects of the work of local gambling operators.
The rules define responsible gambling regulations for companies in the new market after Ukraine adopted a bill legalizing a wide range of gambling verticals last year.
Among accepted norms, there is a severe limitation on bonuses for existing players. Thus, according to the document, operators "are obliged to refrain from providing players with any bonus payments and / or remuneration in goods, services as incentives, the provision of which is directly or indirectly related to the loss of the client in a particular game."
In other words, from now on, gambling companies will not be able to offer a bonus to their visitors or give it away, because they lost money in the process of entertainment. In addition, all players should be able to independently exclude and set deposit limits. Users should also be given the right to take into account the amount of time they spent at gaming tables or slot machines.
CRAIL also requires all operators operating under Ukrainian jurisdiction to train their employees to recognize possible signs of gambling addiction in a specific client of a casino or bookmaker's office.
However, the development of the legal gambling industry in Ukraine is hampered by problems in the Tax Code. In February of this year, the legislative committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine put forward to the vote bill 2713-d, which sets tax rates of 10% of gross income for all verticals of this business. However, parliamentarians have not yet voted for this initiative. According to Darren Keane, Executive Director of Storm International, this circumstance will not allow Ukraine to receive a sufficient amount of foreign investment. list" of citizens who are prohibited from entering gambling establishments.
Напомним, в Украине запустили «стоп-лист» граждан, которым запрещен вход в игорные заведения.