The Governor of Zakarpattia Oblast Hennadiy Moskal has sent a letter to the Interior Minister and the General Prosecutor of Ukraine with addresses of illegal gambling establishments in the region. This information was announced on Tuesday, August 14, by the press service of the Regional State Administration.
“Despite the ban of gambling business in Ukraine and the introduction of criminal liability for the gambling law violation, the gambling industry is flourishing in all regions of Zakarpattia Oblast, even more than in any other region of Ukraine”, says the head of the State Administration.
According to the governor, the Department of Economic Protection of the Zakarpattia Oblast region does not notice the numerous gaming salons and, moreover, protects the illegal gambling in the region.
“Here we provide the addresses of the gambling establishments sent to our e-mail address after yesterday’s appeal to the public, asking the prosecutor’s office to open criminal proceedings on these facts,” the Governor asks in his letter.
According to the scanned copy, the mentioned list of illegal gambling establishments includes 66 post addresses. It is worth noting, that Ukranian mass media often report about closure of illegal casinos. Thus, more than 1300 illegal gambling venues were closed by Ukrainian police in 2017.