Football fans gathered in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, to watch the 2009 Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea at a gambling hall.
However, their evening was cut short when a fire broke out in one of the arcade’s dozens of slot machines. People struggled to escape the flames due to a lack of fire exits. A total of nine people were killed, with another 11 injured.
It sparked significant change, with MPs banning casinos, slot machine halls, bookmaking shops, and internet gambling.
However, the industry has returned after a 12-year hiatus. Since the sector was liberalized a year ago, the government has