The authorities of Donetsk stated that they wish to open casinos in the city hotels in the run-up to the Euro 2012, in spite of the fact that the Ukrainian law strictly forbade gambling.
According to the mayor's opinion the owner of hotels and hostels should decide by themselves whether to open casinos in their institutions or not. Certainly, they might open casinos only under observing of all rules of legislative: purchasing the license and others documents.
One more insufficient moment is that hotels and hostels have area and comfort level restrictions.
Soon the mining capital will have three brand new hotels. They are "Priozernaya", "Europa" and "Olymp". And Donetsk is not going to stop at what has been accomplished. In the run-up to the Euro 2012 Championship there will be four more hotels opened. Luk'yanchenko has stated that to the journalist.
The law about the gambling forbidding was issued in Ukraine in 2009. According to the law the strict prohibition is put on all kinds of gambling until the creation of special gambling zones.
But the authorities of the city are sure that casinos and other gambling institutions may bring considerable income to the hotels of Donetsk that is why they don't want to lose such opportunity to gain extra facilities.