The security service of Ukraine jointly with the employees of the Main investigation Department of the National police uncovered the underground casino working in one of the Central districts of Dnepropetrovsk. About it on February 18 reported in a press-the SBU center.
«In the underground school was twenty-seventeen players and staff representatives. The room was carefully kept dark, to participate in the game would be limited only to «verified» customers. Two-storey house, which hosted the game, was equipped with secret exits and ventilation channels through which money and information carriers were sent to the basement. Daily casino turnover was more than five hundred thousand hryvnias», — is spoken in the message.
During the search, the police seized 330 thousand, twenty gaming machines and seven tables for game in poker, four tables for roulette, almost twelve hundred gaming chips valued from one to five hundred conventional units, the server with the video files visitors.
Militiamen opened criminal proceedings under part 2 St. 205 (fictitious business) and part 2 of article 209 (legalization of incomes received by a criminal way) the Criminal code of Ukraine.
Are involved in the organization of illegal business. Urgent investigative actions continue.
May 15, 2009 the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law «About a gaming ban in Ukraine». For violation of the law provides a penalty of 8 thousand minimum wages with confiscation of gambling equipment, and the income from gambling is subject to transfer to the state budget.
Gambling does not include organization and holding of lotteries, Billiards, bowling, other games that do not provide the prize and win.
Lotteries are a state monopoly and can only be performed by operators with state licenses. Now there are gaming establishments under the guise of so-called «computer halls» and are actively developing their activities on the Internet.
Now in Parliament is the draft law «On the activities of casinos in Ukraine», which would have allowed the game of cards, dice, roulette, and slot machines. However, only in the gaming areas — a 5-star hotel less than 100 rooms, and also outside of settlements in a separate casino building area of not less than 1500 square meters.
In December 2014 the project was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada, the deputies did not support it, and in June 2015, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk reiterated the desire to legalize casino gambling, and the lion’s share of the proceeds to Fund cultural projects.
In Dnepropetrovsk has covered the casino secret: secret passages, camcorders, passwords 19.02.2016