Gambling in Ukraine
Gambling in Ukraine was made illegal with the “Law On Prohibition of Gambling Business” 2009, and is prohibited on all territory except in so called gaming zones which exist within hotels. Types of gambling such as slot machines, bookmaking, online gambling, interactive gambling are clearly considered to be illegal. The law also provides a list of activities that are not considered gambling which include: lotteries and free draws carried for purposes of charity. Poker is considered to be legal due to its status of sport, as of March 2017.
Online gambling in Ukraine
Online gambling in Ukraine is practically nonexistent, as gambling is excluded from the list of economic activities, which can be licensed. Access to international gambling sites can however be reached from the country, although major gambling sites are being actively blocked, as of March 2017.