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Shambala casino to open in second half of 2020


The second casino in the Primorye gambling zone is expected to open in the summer of 2020, according to Russia’s Far East Investment and Export Agen

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Suncity aims to make Summit Ascent into a subsidiary


The Suncity Group explained in a June 1 filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that it is aiming to take a 70 percent interest in Summit Ascent and ma

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New casino investor in Altai gambling zone


A new investor in Russia’s Altai Territory intends to go ahead with plans to construct a RUB3.5 billion casino, to open by 2024, according to state

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Russia casinos extend lockdown indefinitely


The casinos in Russia's Primorye and Siberia zones have extended their operational suspensions for an indefinite period of time amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Russia suspends operations of remaining casinos


With Moscow and other Russian regions gradually imposing a lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak, casinos across all Russian gambling zones have susp

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Summit Ascent suspends operations at Tigre de Cristal


Summit Ascent announced to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Friday that it was suspending its gaming operations at Tigre de Cristal in Primorye and wou

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Covid-19 turns out lights in most of Asia’s casinos


From India to Australia, casinos across the Asia Pacific region have closed their doors in response to efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus, with little to no visibility at present as to the evolution of the situation.

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Primorye project seen moving ahead despite crisis


The Primorsky Krai Development Corp (PKDC), which is responsible for management of the Primorye gaming zone, expects a key project to move ahead in May this year, despite the outbreak of the coronavirus and remains upbeat about the region’s longer-term...

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Summit Ascent executive director quits due to strategic differences


Summit Ascent, the operator of the Tigre de Cristal in the Russian Far East, said its CEO Eric Landheer has quit the company due to differences of opinion with the board over strategic business development.

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Shambhala casino to open in May


The Primorye Territory Development Corporation has confirmed that the second gambling facility in the gambling zone will be opened by May, with the in

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Kaliningrad parcels out land for casino investors


Authorities in Russia’s westernmost enclave, Kaliningrad are parceling out land in the Yantarnaya gambling zone to allow for more investment, accord

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Second Primorye casino to open in March


The second casino in Russia’s Primorye gambling zone is due to begin operations as soon as March 2020, according to the director-general of the Prim

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Crimea to establish gaming zone by 2023


The Investment Council of the Russia-controlled republic of Crimea has supported the construction project of a gambling zone on its southern coast, wi

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Sochi opens up direct flights between Shenzhen


The Russian southern city of Sochi has opened up a direct flight route between itself and the Chinese city of Shenzhen.  According to Russian medi

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Casino construction site in Russia Far East partially buried


Local media from Russia’s Far East has reported a casino under construction has been partially buried under the earth and building materials, due to

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Russia to raise punishment for illegal gambling organization


The Russian parliament is currently considering a bill toughening punishments for the organization of illegal gambling activities.  The draft docu

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Crimean gaming zone location already formalized


Following last year’s announcement by Crimean mayor Sergei Aksyonov on the establishment of the Crimean gambling zone, today it became known that Ru

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Crimea to get gaming zone by 2022


A gaming zone will appear in Russian-annexed Crimea by 2022, the regional head, Sergei Aksyonov, said in an interview with Russian state news agency TASS. 

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China, Russia to sign treaty to combat illegal internet content


China and Russia will be signing a treaty aimed at combating illegal internet content later this month, according to Russia communications watchdog Ro

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