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KRAIL suspends two Ukrainian state lotteries

| By Marese O'Hagan
The Ukrainian Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL) has suspended two of the country's state lotteries – Catch the Moment and Penalty.
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Catch the Moment was an instant cash lottery, while Penalty was a monetary numerical draw lottery. Penalty had been operating in Ukraine from 15 September 2018

The notice of suspension for both lotteries was published in Ukrainian lottery newspaper Zigzag Udachy, as well as the Ukrainian National Lottery website.

Both suspended lotteries stopped accepting bets at 11:59pm on 24 March. The suspension officially took effect from 3 April.

No reason was given as to why Catch the Moment and Penalty had been suspended.

In December 2022, KRAIL cancelled licences belonging to three online gaming companies that were operated by Russian nationals.

Last week, KRAIL voiced support for Ukraine’s entry into the European Union, specifying measures that it would implement to ensure its success.

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