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Opening remarks by the Ukrainian Gambling Council

Ukrainian Gambling Council is an all-­Ukrainian specialized public association uniting 80% of the legal gambling market representatives in Ukraine. The UGC’s key objective is to promote creation of a modern and socially responsible gambling market, which takes into account the interests of all stakeholders, that is, the State, gambling operators, players and public sector representatives.
In just over 4 months of proactive work, we managed to attract 17 members to our association, including such well-known brands as Parimatch Ukraine, Shangri La Kyiv, Slots City, First, PIN-UP.UA, Cosmolot, Volna «4444», PokerMatch Ukraine, FavBet, GGPoker and VBET. 4 public entities, including the specialized printed magazine Azart and an international specialized exhibition of the equipment and services for gambling and entertainment business “Gaming Industry Expo”, have joined our association.

As a public association representing the interests of legal gambling operators, we also actively participate in the legislative process, proposing our amendments to relevant draft laws and other regulatory legal acts.

We believe that compliance with the responsible gambling principles is the basis of a developed gambling market. That is why social responsibility projects are our separate focus area. In particular, at the end of September 2021, we launched a program to provide free legal advice on combating the spread of gambling addiction. One may be consulted directly on the UGC website by filling in an online form.

Participation in specialized national and international events is another important aspect of our work. We are sure that holding international specialized gambling exhibitions, such as “GAMING INDUSTRY”, is an important component of creating the image of Ukraine as an attractive investment destination.
We highly appreciate our status as a strategic partner at the “GAMING INDUSTRY” exhibition. We are sure that this event will not only contribute to the establishment of partnerships between national gambling industry representatives, but will also gain international recognition. We wish all the participants inspiration and success!

Sincere regards,
Head of Ukrainian
Gambling Council
Anton Kuchukhidze