Sobranie – the newest casino in the Yantarnaya gambling zone, held its grand opening over the weekend, Russian local media reports. Touted as “the biggest casino in Europe”, the casino occupies a total area of 18,000 square metres on the Baltic Sea coast and, as of now, includes 350 slot machines and 14 gaming tables. […]
The Yantarnaya gambling zone saw the opening of its first casino earlier this week, local media reports. Named the Sobranie casino, the facility has been operating in “technical mode” and open 24 hours a day, but decoration work is still underway, according to local sources. While no announcement was made regarding the opening ceremony, it […]
Russia’s southern and western gaming zones have seen a flurry of activity over the past few months, while reports have emerged of new areas being considered for casino investment. Moscow designated four zones for casino gambling in 2009 in remote locations on the fringes of the country and outlawed gambling anywhere else. Since then, the zones have been expanded to six to include the Crimea and Sochi, the home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. While one of the original zones -- Azov City -- is expected to be closed down. According to reports more zones may be on the cards, raising question marks over the shifting sands of Russian regulation for foreign investors.