Members of the Ternopil City Council require the closure of so-called “national lottery”

00454 session Ternopil city council deputies appealed to Parliament Ukraine and Prime Minister of Ukraine regarding the prohibition of gambling business, which operates under the guise of distribution facilities with state lotteries.

“Ternopil grapple with proposals for the closure and liquidation of the national lottery terminals located in the city – says Mayor Sergei Nadal. – Because in Ternopil institutions for the dissemination of state lotteries operate in the former gambling establishments using the electronic system terminals betting that in their appearance resemble slot machines. The only difference from the old slot machines is that the new modified lottery terminals issuing checks and accept credit cards instead of chips. ”

Thus, regular customers such institutions are usually students and Gambling persons who regularly visited salons gambling. Therefore, on behalf of the community Ternopil City Council refers to the Verkhovna Rada to submit to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the issue of restriction / prohibition of activity as in. Ternopil, and in the whole country institutions for the dissemination of state lotteries.

We provide a full text of the address:

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Groisman VB

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk

The community of Ternopil in appeals to the mayor, city council members, the media, the Chamber residents regional center is constantly raising the prohibition of gambling in the city. Ternopil, operating under the guise of distribution facilities of state lotteries, namely closure and liquidation their terminals located in the city.

The current law of Ukraine “On State Lottery” (hereinafter – the Law), adopted in 2012rotsi, imperfect as it actually set a monopoly in the market for lottery three private operators and the law allows continued operation without a license to obtain new licenses, and so on.

Moreover, contrary to Article 6 § 1 of the Law under which the national lottery operators are legal entities, registered in Ukraine, meeting the requirements of this Act, made by Russian businessmen.

To date, the Law establishes contradiction with the Law of Ukraine “On the prohibition of gambling business in Ukraine”, as the principles of market lotteries do not ensure the implementation of effective measures to limit the negative impact on the game population.

Market organization of lotteries, in which the main purpose of government regulation is not to increase demand for the game, but rather limit game, the satisfaction minimum demand for the citizens with a view to eliminating and preventing further development of uncontrolled gambling is not justified, the state does not restrict access to the game Lottery vulnerable people, minors.

In particular, m. Ternopil institutions for the dissemination of state lotteries operate in the former gambling establishments using the electronic system terminals betting that in their appearance resemble slot machines. The only difference from the old slot machines is that the new modified lottery terminals issuing checks and accept credit cards instead of chips. Regular customers such institutions are usually students and Gambling persons who regularly visited salons gambling. Therefore, unhindered exercise facilities for the dissemination of state lotteries degrades player, as a person, destruction of family values ​​and a danger to life and health.

On behalf of the community Ternopil City Council appeals to you with a request to submit to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the issue of restriction / prohibition of activity as in. Ternopil, and in the whole country institutions for the dissemination of state lotteries.

It is the fifty-fourth session of the City Council December 18, 2014

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