Establish criminal responsibility for gambling regardless of the amount of income received in the form of imprisonment four to six years, and persons with previous convictions - eight to 10 years offers group of deputies representing all factions of the Verkhovna Rada.
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As reported at the parliament, the bill "On Amendments the Criminal Code of Ukraine (regarding the criminalization of for the organization and conduct of gambling) "№ 5199 registered in the Verkhovna Rada. "The criminalization of the organization and conduct Gambling is the only significant means of influence to prevent subsequent breach of the law and, ultimately, termination of stupefying population, "- said in a memorandum to the document. Under the bill, game - any game, for participation in the making of which is player bets, which allows you to get the win (a prize) and the result is wholly or partly dependent on chance. In turn, the gambling industry - Activities of the organization and conduct of gambling in the casinos, gaming machines in betting shops, online clubs, electronic (Virtual) casino, online casinos on the internet (regardless of where location server), which is carried out with the organizers of gambling for profit. At the same time, the bill does not include gambling Games organizing and conducting lotteries, art competitions, sports events, billiards, skittles (bowling), on the whole game, which are held without the player prize (prize), as well as games on slot machines type "crane machine" (two-coordinate automatic), where the gain (a prize) are only material things (toys, candy, etc.). In addition, gambling does not include the various drawings free of charge for promote individual products or brands, in the form of drawings competitions (Games, quizzes), conditions which provide for free purchase face of the status of its party and receiving party who have demonstrated better knowledge and skill prizes in cash or in-kind for a personal victory; as well as drawings, free of charge for entertainment, charity or cognitive goals. As reported, according to which came into force on 25 June 2009 law "On the prohibition of gambling business in Ukraine," the Cabinet of Ministers instructed to develop within three months of a special law on gambling business in Ukraine and special areas where gambling will be permitted activity. According to the Ministry of Finance has promulgated the concept of the bill "On state regulation of activities in the field of gambling business. "In particular, it provides accommodation gambling only in certain areas of the Cabinet. Play areas within built-up items can be placed solely on the premises of hotels with the status at least four stars. In such zones are permitted to place only casinos. In turn, the State Committee invited the public discussion of the draft law "On Gambling", which provides for permit location of gambling establishments in Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Donetsk, Kharkiv regions and their administrative centers, as well as in the ARC.
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