Zelensky says Ukraine government to tighten control over online gambling

Zelensky says Ukraine government to tighten control over online gambling

Article brief provided by The Kyiv Independent
  • Kateryna Hodunova, The Kyiv Independent
April 2, 2024 9:04 PM
  • Kateryna Hodunova, The Kyiv Independent

President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening address on April 2 that the government is preparing to tighten control over the online gambling industry “and help protect the interests of the society.”

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A petition demanding restrictions on online gambling was registered on the website of the President’s Office on March 29 and collected within a few hours the required minimum of votes to pass the threshold for presidential consideration.

Zelensky said he had discussed the issue with the National Security and Defense Council Secretary and the representatives of the Digital Transformation Ministry, the State Service of Special Communications, and Ukraine’s Security Service.