New Land Based Casino Opens in Russia

Summit Ascent’s Tigre de Cristal casino resort opened on Thursday night in the Russian Primorye gaming zone.

The casino is a three hour flight from Vladivostok to an Asian market 300 million people strong, which could drive traffic to the casino.

The opening of the new casino will also create jobs and increase tourism.

A government statement said that the region will also host 15 hotels, 12 guest villas, a yacht club, a multifunctional trade and exhibition centre and multiple cinemas by 2022.

The official grand opening of Tigre de Cristal casino is scheduled for November 12, 2015. Tigre de Cristal has 300 employees and has already issued 9,000 club cards.

Similar projects have been introduced in Macau by casino owner G1 Entertainment and its parent company, Melco International Development Limited.
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    OOPaloo

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    Russia is a huge counrty and very close to Asia geographically right? Or are parts actually in Asia? Forgive my lack of geographical savvy...it is apparent that gambling is everywhere nowadays including Russia, where I heard that they had outlawed casino gambling in recent times. I guess it is like Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City in the old days when these areas were the only ones where gambling was legal. Russia wants it's share of the market and to give its citizens a place where they too can gamble in security without fear of arrest and prosecution.
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    Great news, for some people. For percent of that 300 millions population. 3 hours by plane. It looks like a Vegas, baby=). The plans are to create gaming zone, similar to Vegas or Macao. This grand casino opening, 15 hotels, guest Villas, even yachta's renting. Orientated to rich, but could be a part for a foreigner travellers.
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    at least they (russian people) know where to go to satisfy the desire to gamble without fear of being caught by police. 5 years ago i was in saint petersburg, russia. one night a friend asked me to go to a casino and it made me confused cause i knew that gambling was forbidden in that city but i played table games in "illegal Casino" that night. my point is they can do their hobbies at the right place not illegal place.
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    I don't think that this casino is for the Russian gambler, maybe a few rich, elite citizens. Sadly, I don't think that there are enough Russian citizens that can make an operation like this profitable even if they were allowed to gamble at this new complex. I think that I read that this particular gaming zone will be used mostly to tempt wealthy Asians, being so close to China for one as well as Korea.
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    great news for all Russian Gambler, Online gambling is completely banned in Russia, as is land based gambling in all but four regions of the country Kaliningrad Oblast, Krasnador Krai, Altai Krai, and Primorsky Krai. Gambling in all other parts of the country was banned, which remains the case today. This isn’t an issue in Russia, because their gambling laws are perfectly clear.

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