The Primorye Gambling Zone in East Russia has revealed plans to host 11 casinos by 2023. The local media reported the news after acting regional vice governor Konstantin Shestakov’s recent visit to the region.
Several countries have invested in the region including Russia, Hong Kong, China, the kingdom of Cambodia, and South Korea. The regional Vice Governor during his visit also said that he expects that three of these casinos would start welcoming guests by 2020.
“We have entered the final stage of constructing two new entertainment complexes with casinos in the gambling zone. An investor from Cambodia is completing an 11-story hotel with a casino and a concert hall, while a Russian investor, Shambhala CJSC, will launch its casino tentatively in March 2020. Workers are already finishing the building.”
Shestakov also assured that the construction work is on schedule and that they will have 11 operating casinos in the region by 2023.
The Russian government is hopeful of the new casino gambling zone as it expects the region to draw tourists from across the globe. According to the reports they have already forged partnerships with Japanese tourism companies and are aiming at luring Japanese customers.
At present, four regions – Altai, Krasnodar, Kaliningrad, and Primorsky – are authorized to host casinos in Russia. Plans to develop Crimea as a casino gambling zone is underway.