National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) banned local banks from servicing online casinos and bookmakers. The NBU has sent a reminder to payment systems, banks and their partners that gambling was banned in Ukraine and any gambling related transfers are illegal.
Representatives of the gambling business in Ukraine may face problems with cash receipts and transfers of funds in any direction. The National Bank reminded payment systems, banks and their partners that gambling was banned in Ukraine and demanded to stop any gambling related transfers.
Moreover, some local mass media reported about police investigations in the offices of Favorit Sport, on the leading Ukrainian bookmakers. Later, representatives of the betting company refuted this information, blaming Russian competitors which do not support the new gambling bill.