In the Kiev district of Odessa exposed the activities of the two casinos, which operated under the guise of the state lottery. As reported in the Kiev police Department of Odessa, militiamen carried out the authorized searches in two such institutions.
One of the searches was conducted in a building located on Admiral Avenue. During the search of the seized system units 14, 10 flash cards, 10 monitors, documents of title and money obtained by illegal activities.
On the same day carried out the authorized search in the room on the street lustdorfskaya road, where police officers seized documents, 33 of the system unit, 17 USB flash drives, 33 monitor, which allowed access to gambling online, as well as a terminal to a reading device and cash.
On these facts pre-judicial investigation under part 1 of article 203-2 (occupation gambling) of the criminal code of Ukraine.
Earlier, the head of the Odessa regional state administration Mikhail Saakashvili to build a Ukrainian Las Vegas along the coast of the tatarbunarsky region of Odessa region.
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 in 5-star hotels 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 for consideration 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 Odessa gambling house disguised as a state lottery 17.02.2016