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Experts Suggest Legalising Gambling In Ukraine

Niji Narayan

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Legalization in Ukraine: “to be” or “not to be”?
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In Ukraine, gambling is still mostly illegal. Earlier, the government promised to lift the ban until the end of 2018, but this never happened.

According to Michail Sololov, a Ukrainian tax expert, the amount of funds that state budget could have withdrawn from the shadow of the gambling business is from two to five billion UAH. In his post on Delo.ua, he also writes that the new text of the Memorandum on the economy and tax policy in Ukraine within the new program for 2018–2020 does not contain any demands regarding gambling industry.

The expert also writes anyone who wants to bet on sports can do this despite the ban. And this is absolutely legal, because a player does not bet in Ukraine, but abroad, using the services of online offshore bookmakers.

Michail Sololov believes that the ban on sports betting is stupid and could normally be regulated and generate income. A tax on betting can be imposed on the activities of the gaming companies: on profit or turnover – this depends on the regulation.

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Gamingtec CMO attended MAC 19 Kyiv Affiliate Conference

George Miller

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Gamingtec CMO attended MAC 19 Kyiv Affiliate Conference
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The Gamingtec marketing team attended the MAC 19 Kyiv Affiliate Conference, which took place in the Ukrainian capital on the 10th October. The event brought together representatives of leading companies in the iGaming industry, media buyers and affiliates, and provided great networking opportunities to all participants.

The conference was devoted to such topics as targeting and running traffic from social media, media buying with minimal resources, working with unpopular GEOs, etc. More than 2,000 attendants took part. Olga Stoyan, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Gamingtec, commended the organisation of the event and said the conference satisfied her expectations. In her own words:

It is very important for us to keep up with trends in affiliate marketing. We need to optimize a conversion funnel on our platform and we expect affiliate marketing to help us with it. End customers attracted by affiliates pass several main stages: registration, playing, money withdrawal. Thus, we should optimize UX and UI for all the core components: user-friendly registration forms, customized display of the games, and a huge variety of payment systems integrated into our platform. Collaborating with affiliates on such conferences, we learn what may kill traffic conversion and which types of sales funnels are the most productive.

The Gamingtec CMO added:
Instead of theory of marketing, this conference focused rather on best practices, user experience and case studies. Specialists who generate traffic on an everyday basis shared their insights. Most of them were talking about social media, messengers and mobile applications, because 80% of players use mobile devices, according to statistics.

It is important to meet potential partners in person in the iGaming industry. International conferences inspire confidence and provide lots of opportunities for collaboration and networking. Stoyan stated, ‘I was impressed by the level of MAC 19. The event was well-organized, exhibition and market zones were prepared carefully’.

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Ukraine to Grant Free Gambling License for Promoting Construction of New Hotels

Niji Narayan

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Ukraine to Grant Free Gambling License for Promoting Construction of New Hotels
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that some gambling licenses may be granted for free to promote the construction of new hotels. Moreover, some gambling licenses will be issued at a lower price if a hotel expands the number of rooms.

“We have five-star hotels in Ukraine, but they are very small. Thus, there is no way to open a casino there. We want hotels to be built. Perhaps if, for example, this is a boutique hotel, then maybe we will agree to give them licenses, which should cost a little less. If this is a very big brand hotel, we can give a license for free, just build us a hotel. The funds from the sale of licenses should go to sports, medicine or education,” Zelensky said.

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WePlay! Esports to host the second Minor of the DPC 2019/2020 season

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WePlay! Esports to host the second Minor of the DPC 2019/2020 season
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WePlay! Esports will host and broadcast the second Minor of the current Dota Pro Circuit. The event will be taking place in Bukovel, a famous Ukrainian ski resort in the western part of Ukraine.

“We perceive the opportunity to host a Minor as a great honor and enormous responsibility at the same time. For the last year, we have been working hard organizing various events in Dota 2, CS:GO and other disciplines in the spirit of creativity and excitement. We want our viewers to enjoy not only the games but also an original show.Now we have a bigger challenge. We are doing our best to make esports fans happy with something extraordinary. We will keep to our basic principals, which means that the viewers should expect high production value, excellent props, funny filler content, talents in unusual costumes and much more.” – Eugene “GreenGT” Luchianenco, Head of Esports at WePlay!.Qualifiers to WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 and the second Major of the DPC 2019/2020 season will be taking place between December 01 and 06. Teams will compete for 370 DPC points, and at least one squad from every competitive region will be invited to the main event. Valve will announce the regions represented by more than one team after the end of the first Major of the current DPC season.

After the qualifiers we will have eight teams, that will be invited to the main event held between January 09 and 12. Besides $300 000 and 660 DPC points, the teams will also compete for a slot at the second Major tournament of the current competitive season.

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