At one time there were over 1,000 casinos in Russia but they were all outlawed in order for the government to gain control over casino revenues. Several gambling zones were created and World Casino News offers intensive coverage from Sochi to the Primorsky Krai and beyond as these European and Asian gambling meccas develop and try to find their footings amongst fierce international competition. While the Siberian gambling zone near Vladivostok has not met expectations yet, you will find some big names there such as NagaCorp investing big money in its success.

We also cover the more controversial zones such as the one established in Crimea after the military's annexation of the region. Readers here can stay up to date on any new zones being considered or created as well as casino proposals and openings.

Summit Ascent Faces Contingencies and Records Growth at Tigre de Cristal Casino in Russia

Asian casino operator Summit Ascent Holdings announced a $200 million expansion of its Russian-integrated resort Tigre de Cristal earlier. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine po...

Primorsky Krai extends casino tax relief measures as sanctions begin to bite

As international sanctions begin to bite and the government for the Russian territory of Primorsky Krai has reportedly passed legislation to extend a range of tax relief measure for local casino operators by a ...