UGW 2021: What Foreign Ops Should Know About Ukrainian Market

By | September 15, 2021

On September 14, 2021, the first day of the event dedicated to the gambling industry, Ukrainian Gaming Week (UGW) 2021, took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. It has gathered together not only local providers but also foreign companies, which consider Ukraine as a new market for entry.

The legalization of gambling in Ukraine has become one of the hottest topics as it has created new opportunities for operators, which want to develop their business. Gambling news articles were highlighting all steps of the regulation implementation. UGW has become a platform for industry representatives to meet and discuss the current situation in the market.

The event participants

Ukrainian Gaming Week has hosted more than 3000 participants among which are Ukrainian companies and gambling solutions providers from the CIS and Europe.

The event consists of two parts – a conference and an exhibition. The exhibition area has become the place where over 100 companies have showcased their products. Among them are the following non-resident businesses – Finnplay, IGT, Digitain, Oryx Gaming, Endorphina, and many others. At the conference stage, representatives of the following companies have delivered a speech – TVBET, Betbazar, BetConstruct, VBET, HELPYOU OÜ, etc.

Topics about the Ukrainian market discussed at UGW

During UGW, speakers from various industry sectors have discussed what is happening in the Ukrainian market now. The event visitors have got an opportunity to find out about the major problematics of the newly launched market, regulatory peculiarities, latest trends in the iGaming vertical, as well as global tendencies present in the Ukrainian gambling industry.

The speakers have discussed several important topics, which are must-know for overseas businesses that are going to approach the Ukrainian gambling market:

B2B licenses for non-residents.
Requirements for companies that want to supply software for casinos.
Ways to organize services provision in the territory of the country (setting up a business, operation via aggregators, off-site supply).
The major “headaches” of the Ukrainian market.
Financial aspects of the operation of the gambling business in Ukraine (financial and gaming licenses).
The transparency of the market and licensing procedure.

The second day of the event is scheduled for September 15.

Read more: Ways to get a license for gambling in Ukraine

Read more: Variety of licenses for gambling in Europe

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