Ukrainian Gaming Week to showcase newly opened market

Ukrainian Gaming Week will be held in Kiev in October just months after the government passed sweeping legislation allowing both land-based and online betting in the country.

The event is scheduled to take place from Oct. 6-7 in Kiev’s IEC Pavilion and if it goes ahead will be one of the first physical industry gatherings since Covid-19. According to the show’s website, it’s expecting to attract some 3,000 participants. 

Organiser Smile-Expo says Ukrainian Gaming Week 2020 will present advanced gambling solutions and speak about subtleties of the Ukrainian gambling legislation, advantages, and prospects of the market.The exhibition expects 100 participating companies and its floor area will comprise 5,000 square meters.

Exhibitors will include software developers, gambling hardware manufacturers, affiliate networks and programs, banks, payment aggregators, gambling operators, bookmakers, marketing and SEO agencies, consulting, law companies,

The event will involve a two-day conference featuring international gambling experts, Ukrainian lawmakers, and representatives of specialized organizations.

The exhibition will also involve a lecture session, where speakers will present reports with functional case studies, present new products, as well as presents from exhibitors and sponsors will be drawn.

Besides, UGW will select the best companies in the sector on the first day of the event. The festive UGW Awards ceremony will take place during the party.

Besides, UGW will select the best companies in the sector on the first day of the event. The festive UGW Awards ceremony will take place during the party.

The gaming law, which was passed on July 14, will allow both online and land-based casinos; online and land-based sports betting; online poker; slot machine halls; totalisator and lottery.

Casinos will be restricted to five-star hotels, or to special gambling zones designated by the government. The annual license fee for land-based casinos in the capital, Kiev, will be EU1.92 million, while elsewhere it will be set at EU960,000.

In turn, the fee for sports betting and online casino licenses will be EU2.88 million and EU624,000 accordingly. It should be noted that these fees will be downsized as soon as a system of online monitoring is put in place, which is going to take 2 – 3 years. After that, the government is going to implement a GGR-based taxation system, hence the license fees are going to be lower.

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