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The National Security and Defense Council should impose sanctions on 1xBet, CRAIl should be re-elected, and Baum should be removed,

According to him, the National Security and Defense Council has not yet “said its word” in the scandal with the issuance of licenses for a Russian bookmaker to work in Ukraine.

More than 26 thousand Ukrainians signed a petition to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky demanding to ban 1xBet in Ukraine / photo 1XBET

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine is to impose sanctions on the Russian bookmaker 1xBet, which “broke” into Ukraine, obtaining licenses with the help of Russian-connected gambling curator Boris Baum.

This was stated by the speaker of the InformNapalm International Volunteer Community Mikhail Makaruk in interview edition of Gaming Capital.

Among the results of the fight against 1xBet, which will satisfy the investigators, Makaruk singled out three.

“The first is the inclusion of a certain company and individuals and legal entities on the sanctions list. This is requirement number one. Requirement number two is the deprivation of the opportunity to have a license. Since they may be under sanctions, but have a license in Ukraine. This is some kind of nonsense. And further prolongation of these sanctions, including on the European market,” said Mikhail Makaruk.

According to him, the National Security and Defense Council has not yet “said its word” in the scandal with the issuance of licenses for a Russian bookmaker to work in Ukraine. According to Makaruk, this needs to be done – to drive all legal entities and individuals 1xBet under sanctions – so that other Russian businesses “do not climb” into Ukraine.

At the same time, based on the fact that the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries freely granted two licenses to a Russian bookmaker to work in Ukraine at the height of the war, Makaruk believes that the composition of the Commission should be re-elected, and Boris Baum, who was appointed by the Office of the President of Ukraine as an unspoken curator of the gambling market, should be removed from influence on this market.

“KRAIL was made under Baum. KAIL is not bad there. The fact that the regulatory body needs to be re-elected is a fact. But we need to get rid of these watchers, like Baum. And introduce transparent rules of the game. There is no transparent tax payment scheme, they have not done so far this mechanism is now transparent and this is the bottom. If 1xBet can receive 600 million dollars from here annually, the market is colossal, then the legislative framework should be properly spelled out. We have a gambling business registered for one person and the name of this person is Babakov (Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Alexander Babakov, who owns a number of hotels in Ukraine – ed.). Because where can we have casinos? Only in five-star hotels. And who owns 80% of the hotels in Ukraine – Babakov. When Baum was allowed into Ukraine, everyone was talking about it ” , – said the representative of InformNapalm.

Recall that in July 2022, in just a week, more than 26,000 Ukrainians signed petition to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky with a demand to ban the activities of 1xBet in Ukraine. While the petition is under consideration by the president and awaits his response.

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