Deputy Finance Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko said this in an interview with the Apostrophe media outlet.
"The situation is very complicated. In fact, we have an unregulated market, I call it so," he said.
The deputy minister also emphasized that the Ministry of Finance lacks powers to solve the problem of the illegal gambling market.
"There is a certain social problem, but the Ministry of Finance lacks powers to solve it. The essence of the problem is that we have a de facto illegal gambling market, which is de jure unlawful, and a semilegal lottery market," Marchenko said.
He explained that the Ministry had elaborated a bill to solve this problem but it had not gained support in the parliament.