Ukraine’s regulator launches national exclusion system
| By Daniel O'Boyle
Ukraine’s regulator, the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL) has launched the country’s register of excluded players, who are not permitted to gamble.
Players may self-exclude by applying to be added to the register for periods set between six months and three years.
Family members may also add gamblers to the list if they provide supporting evidence, which may include evidence of high gambling spend, large unpaid debts, unpaid child support payments or evidence the player is receiving housing benefits.
Players can also be added to the register on the basis of court decisions, for no more than six months.
When a player visits a gambling establishment, an operator must carry out a check of the player against the register, which will include players’ dates of birth and ID numbers.
Creation of the exclusion register was outlined in Ukraine’s Gambling Act, which was signed into law last year, ending more than a decade of gambling prohibition.