The officers of the Department to protect the economy SEPL in the Dnepropetrovsk area per day 25 suppressed the activity of gambling establishments that have been carefully disguised and worked around the clock. According to Interfax-Ukraine, this was reported in the press service of the Department of protection of the economy SEPL in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the majority of clients came to play in places in the evening or at night.
«Each school was customer base. The players reported to the administrators about his visit. Entrance to the hall was equipped with cameras of external video surveillance. If the visitor was suspicious, he just opened the door,» — said in the message Department.
Institutions were located in separate pavilions, the basement and the first floors of residential houses as well as cafes and restaurants.
According to police, during carrying out the authorized searches of confiscated almost 500 gaming machines: roulette, slot machines 213, 275 units of computer equipment.
«At the box office gambling is almost 12 thousand hryvnias, received from the players as bets. In addition, the slot machines seized was cash, the amount of which is currently being installed. The value of the seized gaming equipment is over 4 million UAH», — report in a press-Department service.
The investigative Department conducted further investigation initiated under article 203-2 (occupation gambling) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. For this offense penalized by a fine of 170 to 680 thousand UAH, with confiscation of the gaming equipment.
Now set the circle of persons involved in the organization and activities of illegal gambling.
We will remind, on 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.
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.
Netpolice: a day in Dnepropetrovsk stopped illegal activity of gambling institutions 25 24.02.2016