Only a few days ago, the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai Territory, saw a new land-based casino opening. The venue, called Boomerang, is already functioning in the Rosa Khutor mountain resort. The grand opening of the venue took place on January 4th.
The opening of the new casino in Krasnaya Polyana was announced by the official operator of the gambling zone – Domain LLC. The operator called the Boomerang casino “a large-scale project” which is being developed in stages. At the time when the announcement was made, it became clear that a casino and a dining area are to be opened on the first floor. The company’s future plans include a sports bar opening on the first floor, as well as a nightclub and a la carte restaurant on the second floor. The second floor of the venue may also see an additional VIP zone for casino players, as well as a karaoke.
The overall project for the place includes a mini-hotel complex, too.
The gambling zone’s director of development, Dmitry Anfinogenov, explained that the entertainment center is set to function as a single organism at the time when the company achieves its plans for the place.
As a result of the new casino launch, there are two gambling venues on the territory up to date. The investment for the new facility has been estimated to almost RUB1 billion. The new addition to the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone offers more than 200 slot machines and 20 gambling table, and about 400 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the new casino opening.
According to official data provided by the gambling zone’s operator, Krasnaya Polyana has brought about RUB1.4 billion to state budget since its opening in August 2016, with more than 850,000 people both from Russia and abroad having visited the zone. The statistics have also been helped by the fact that 18 large poker series were organized on the territory in the period 2017/2018.
The Beginning of 2018 Sees Azov-City Gambling Zone Closure
Meanwhile, another gambling zone in Russia – Azov-City – has stopped working, after the Prize Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the zone’s closure from January 1st, 2019.
As CasinoGamesPro reported in October 2018, the closure of the Azov-City gambling zone was expected to allow future development of land-based casino venue in the Krasnodar Territory. In fact, Medvedev’s decision came as no surprise, as there have been some indications for the zone’s fate. Still, at the time when the announcement was made, experts commented that the order would bring significant changes to the region.
The Azov-City gambling zone started operation in 2009 in Shcherbinovsky district, with international investors having invested big money in the region. Four casino venues are still working but the decision for the effective elimination of Russia’s oldest gambling zone inevitably raised some questions associated with the impact of the Prime Minister’s decision on these businesses.