The international holding Parimatch welcomes the decision from Parliament on the legislative regulation of gambling in Ukraine.
The adoption of Bill 2285-D in its first reading is the first step towards creating a fair and transparent gambling market, which will in turn attract investment and introduce new technology to the country.
Once legalized, the market will create thousands of jobs, contribute to both state and local budgets, lead to an increase in tourism, and will help to counter corruption in professional sports. Also, the increased tax revenues generated will provide much needed funds to support culture, medicine, and sports in Ukraine.
In order for the gambling to be fit for legalization and become an important contributor to the state and society, it is critical that laws are developed in line with best practice international standards.
Any investor should feel that the market conditions are fair, and, above all, taxation is reasonable. Therefore, by the second reading, we expect amendments will be prepared for the Tax Code of Ukraine. It is essential to balance the price of licenses with tax burdens. International business and Ukrainian companies will not be able to invest in the Ukrainian economy without an understanding of the taxation concept and a transparent model of return on investment.
Members of Parliament of Ukraine shoulder great responsibility when preparing the bill for its second reading, which must meet the highest international standards for legalizing the gambling industry.
Parimatch is open to dialogue and working with lawmakers as part of the finalization of the bill. We are happy to share our comprehensive global expertise and knowledge gained over the years operating as a successful, internationally focused and responsible gambling company.