Press review: Netanyahu in Russia to focus on Iran and NSA spies on Russian net usersPress Review August 23, 13:00
Russia’s ‘soldier of future’ combat gear proves its worth in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 12:33
Monitoring center for southern Syrian de-escalation zone starts activities in AmmanWorld August 23, 12:03
Two frigates of 11356 project to be finalized for Indian NavyMilitary & Defense August 23, 12:00
Ratnik combat gear enters service, delivery to army beginsMilitary & Defense August 23, 11:16
Russian film director says Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story will contend for OscarSociety & Culture August 23, 10:36
Arson sparked massive fire in Russia's Rostov-on Don— sourceSociety & Culture August 23, 9:23
US visa suspension move tramples on idea of freedom — senior Russian diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 6:19
Bout barred from calling out of US jail, meeting relatives for 2 months - lawyerWorld August 23, 4:57
KIEV, July 4. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Economic Development and Trade Minister Aivars Abromavicius has nothing against gambling businesses, provided they are legal and help raise money for the state treasury.
"Personally, I am for gambling, because it spells more budget money. In the country there still is an illegal gambling industry and the law enforcers have been unable to do anything about that. I am for legalizing it," Abromavicius told a news briefing on Friday.
He remarked, though, that gambling outlets should be allowed to open not in bedroom communities, but inside five-star hotels, where visiting tourists, and not locals, will be their target clientele.
Earlier, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said he was for legalizing gambling businesses in order to tap an extra source of funding for Ukraine’s culture.