The Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy approved the bill and recommended it for the 2nd reading in the parliament.
“The Committee almost unanimously supported the formation of a new market and with a consolidated position asks for the support of the Verkhovna Rada. We are completely ready to go to the parliament for the second reading, ” said MP Andriy Motovylovets, who is also a member of this committee.
Several thousand amendments submitted to the document have been reviews, so if the deputies support this decision, the bill № 2285-d will be voted according to a special procedure.
According to David Arakhamia, the leader of the Servant of the People political party, the second reading is expected within a week. So if the bill passes the 2nd reading, gambling will be officially legalized in Ukraine. However, some expert say there is a possibility the President will veto the bill, as some of the amendments proposed by the President’s office were not taken into account due to a strong lobby of the lottery operators.