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Head of Gambling and Lottery Regulatory Commission Ivan Rudyi to Speak at Ukrainian Gambling Week 2021

Head of Gambling and Lottery Regulatory Commission Ivan Rudyi to Speak at Ukrainian Gambling Week 2021


Ivan Rudyi, Chairman of the Gambling and Lottery Regulation Commission will become the speaker at Ukrainian Gambling Week 2021, which will take place from 24 to 25 February. The event will be organized by Smile-Expo.

Gambling and Lottery Regulatory Commission is a key body in the Ukrainian gambling market. Provides control over activities related to the organization and conduct of gambling. The state structure was created by the Council of Ministers to ensure transparent interaction between businesses and regulators.

The regulator oversees the launch of the gambling business, its legalization, the licensing of market participants and monitors their work. The commission’s main mission is to create a system that simplifies working conditions in the gambling and lottery industry.

The powers of the collegiate body include:

  • development of licensing conditions for the conduct of gambling activities;
  • issuing and revoking licenses;
  • definition of the requirements for the state online monitoring system and its administration;
  • consideration of the complaints of gamblers and other individuals about the actions of gambling operators;
  • submitting proposals to state authorities on draft laws and other regulatory documents in the field of gambling;
  • creation of favorable conditions for attracting investments in the sphere of gambling, etc.

Ivan was named as head of the commission in October 2020. Previously, he served as secretary of the advisory council for war veterans, grieving families of Ukraine’s defenders. He also has experience in management, finance and international relations and holds ATO veteran status.

On February 24, Ivan will open the UGW 2021 conference which will bring together lawmakers, members of specialized associations, Ukrainian and foreign gambling experts on a single platform.

Boris Baum on the “UGW Insider” podcast

Borys Baum, a freelance consultant to the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, became a participant in the new edition of the UGW Insider podcast, dedicated to the peculiarities of Ukrainian gambling legislation and the prospects for the gambling market.

In his interview with Lavrentiy Gubin – Brand Ambassador of Ukrainian Game Week 2021, the expert talked about the first tasks of the gambling regulator and explained how the Council of Experts of the Commission for the regulation of gambling and lottery activities will be established. Borys analyzed the rules for the taxation of winnings in gambling establishments that might be acceptable and expressed his opinion that the first licenses for operating a gambling business in Ukraine will be issued by the end of 2020.

Learn more about the topics discussed in the new episode of the UGW Insider podcast from the video interview.

Information on Ukrainian Game Week 2021

The Ukrainian Game Week 2021 large-scale industrial exhibition will be held February 24-25 at the IEC in Kiev. The leaders of the global gambling market will present their products and services at the event.

The first day of the event will feature a conference, where leading experts will talk about the details of gambling regulation, analyze the main provisions of the legislation, as well as discuss the development prospects of the gambling industry and others relevant topics.

Event organizer

The event will be organized by the international company Smile-Expo which for 14 years has been conducting sector events all over the world dedicated to innovations.

Stay tuned to all the updates of the UGW 2021 program, follow the news on the official website and sign up Telegram chat for online networking.

Program and registration: ugw.com.ua