Since the beginning of the year, detectives of the Territorial Department of the ESBU in Kyiv and the Kyiv region together with the National Police have stopped the operation of 47 illegal gaming halls in Kyiv, Bila Tserkva, Brovary, Irpin and Bucha.
Gaming halls were located in various premises, both in residential buildings on the first floors and in MAFs. They hid their activities and revealed themselves to verified customers on the phone.
As a result of the searches almost 800 sets of computer equipment, various equipment, draft records and other technical means used in illegal activities were seized.
During the investigation, it was established that the vast majority of establishments worked at night, violating the curfew. In addition, narcotics were found in the administrator's possession in one of the gaming halls. The person was detained on the spot by police officers.
Currently, the circumstances of illegal activities related to the organization and conduct of gambling are being investigated and the full circle of involved persons is being established. Pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings provided for in Art. 203-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal activities of organizing or conducting gambling games, lotteries) are carried out by detectives of the Territorial Department of the ESBU in Kyiv and Kyiv region under the procedural guidance of prosecutors of the Kyiv regional prosecutor's office and the Kyiv city prosecutor's office.
We will remind that recently detectives of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine, together with SSU employees, exposed a criminal scheme involving officials of one of the well-known banks, more than 20 economic entities controlled by it, and gambling business operators. More details https://esbu.gov.ua/en/news/esbu-suspects-officials-of-a-well-known-bank-in-facilitating-gaming-business-in-tax-evasion-of-uah-400-millionhttps://esbu.gov.ua/en/news/esbu-suspects-officials-of-a-well-known-bank-in-facilitating-gaming-business-in-tax-evasion-of-uah-400-million