Summer of 2020, the President of Ukraine signed a decree on the legalization of the gambling business in Ukraine.
According to the new legislation, the operator must obtain a license - this is a permit to conduct gambling activities. An operator can simultaneously obtain up to 11 licenses, and the cost of each varies depending on the type of gambling activity. Licensing conditions for gambling operators were adopted on New Year's Eve - they entered into force on December 30, 2020. Today, the budget of Ukraine has been replenished by almost 1 billion hryvnias from license fees.
Gamingpost.net will present the entire list of gambling licensees in Ukraine.
In February 2021, Spaceix LLC debuted with the first obtained license. The companies have issued a license to conduct online gambling activities under the Cosmolot brand. The operator paid 23 million hryvnias for its permission.
Gamedev LLC became the second company to receive the permission. Gamedev also paid UAH 23 million and brought Slots city online casinos to the market. The company itself specializes in creating video games and new slots for slot machines.
The international gambling operator Parimatch LLC was the next to receive its permission for an online casino. The company specializes in bookmaking, but it also has an online casino under the domain of the same name, pm.ua in its arsenal.
The next license was issued by KRAIL to Fiorst Element LLC. This is a young gambling operator who founded an online casino with the first.ua domain in 2020. The operator cooperates with global providers NetEnt, Igrosoft, Playtech and Microgaming.
The international company Favbet LLC has also received an online casino license. Favbet is a bookmaker with an international brand that operates in the CIS countries. The operator also has an international Curacao license.
Konkueror LLC became the next recipient of the license from KRAIL. The company owns the Vulkan Casino trademark. On the website of the state register of legal entities, the founder of Conqueror is indicated - this is a company Darlox Ltd. Darlox is a software developer.
Ukr Game Technology LLC became the next operator with the pin-up.ua domain name. The online casino has been operating since 2016 and is focused on the markets of Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. The operator's website is in Ukrainian.
Then KRAIL issued a license to Slots LLC to Yu Ye. The operator has been operating in the Ukrainian market since 2012 under the domain name slotokingua.com. Before obtaining a license in Ukraine, SlotoKing also worked with a Curacao license.
Alphaheim LLC also received its license. Many people associate the Gold Cup brand with the Ukrainian National Lottery. However, Alfageim has expanded its capabilities with the help of an online casino with the domain of the same name.
Another licensee is Joker UA LLC with the domain of the same name. The operator works with international providers YGGDRASIL, Evolution Gaming, Read Tiger, PlayinGO and others.
VBET Ukraine LLC is the last operator to be granted permission to operate an online casino. VBET is a versatile operator that occupies the niche of bookmaking, online casino and poker. In Ukraine, the operator received two licenses - for an online poker room and an online casino.
Slot machine halls
To date, 6 gambling operators have received licenses to open slot machine halls in hotels. According to the law, casinos and slot machines can be accommodated in 3-5 star hotels.
Gamedev LLC received licenses to open a slot machine hall under the name SLOTS CITY. Slot rooms can work in the Tourist hotels (Kyiv, Kharkiv), the Kharkiv hotel, the Hotel Intourist (Zaporozhye), the Mir hotel (Kiev), the Amarant Hotel (Kiev) and the Morskoy hotel. (Odessa).
Gaming Club LORD LLC also opened the doors of the GAMBLING CLUB LORD slot-hall in the Kyiv hotel complex "Lybid".
The operator Fiorst Vin Ltd has also obtained licenses for the FIRST slot machines. The operator will work at the City Park Hotel (Bila Tserkva), the Lviv Hotel, the Verkhovyna Hotel (Kiev), the Lybid Plaza Hotel (Khmelnitsky), the Premier Hotel (Kamenskoe), and the Central Hotel (Krivoy Rog).
Operator Solo Games LLC has received several licenses for its FIRST RAY slots. The establishments will start working at the Kiroff Hotel (Kharkiv), the Ukraine Hotel (Rovno) and Astoria (Lviv).
KRAIL also issued a permit to Imperia Azarta LLC to open a WIN casino at the Resurrection Hotel (Sumy), the Ukraine Hotel (Lutsk), and the Elisavetgrad Hotel (Kropyvnytskyi).
The Commission issued a license to the operator Volna 4444 LLC to conduct gambling activities in the slot hall “4444” in the Kyiv hotel “Bratislava”.
There are only 5 operators in Ukraine to whom KRAIL has issued permits to open their casino.
In Odessa, the FIRST CASINO is located on two floors of the Gagarin Hotel. Operator - Premium Hotel Gagarin.
Nebula Games also located its casino in Lviv. The second floor of the Grand Hotel will be occupied by the 1CASINO casino.
The operator Billionare Casino Company LLC has placed its Billionaire casino in the historical center of Kyiv. The casino of the same name is located in the InterContinental hotel.
Two more companies have located their casinos in the capital. LLC Storm Ukraine occupied the floor of the FAIRMONT GRAND HOTEL KYIV under the Shangri La casino. And the Premier Palace hotel houses the VIP CLUB PREMIER PALACE casino from the Premier Palace Casino LLC.
Parimatch LLC is the only licensed bookmaker in Ukraine. The bookmaker was founded in 1998, but after the gambling business was banned in 2009, the company switched to the European and CIS markets with a Curacao license. The bookmaker also has international licenses for Cyprus and Alderney.
In March 2021, the operator paid UAH 180 million for its license. In total, Parimatch has two Ukrainian licenses - for bookmaking and online casino.
There are two legalized online poker rooms in Ukraine.
VBET is the first poker room to be licensed in Ukraine. Since 2017, VBET has been working with the international software provider BetConstruct. The poker room offers its players Limit and No-Limit Hold'em and Omaha tables and tournaments, as well as Spin & Go tournaments with jackpots.
PokerMatch.UA is one of the largest online poker sites in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The poker match was created in 2016. The operator worked in the market of Eastern Europe and the CIS with a license from Curacao.
The poker room offers cash games in Hold'em, Omaha and Chinese poker, and also holds tournament series in these areas. PokerMatch has been operating in Ukraine since the end of 2020.
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