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Authorities predict that Crimea gambling zone will provide an inflow of wealthy people
Opening the gambling zone will bring billions of rubles to the Republic of Crimea, said the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Anatoly Aksakov on the Sputnik in Crimea channel.
"The gambling zone in the republic will help attract wealthy people who leave money not only at gambling tables, but also in cafes and other places of leisure, which means inflow of funds," he said. "I believe that the amount of capital can be measured in billions of rubles."
According to the deputy, potential guests of the Crimea gambling zone from abroad can become residents of South Asia and China.
"I think that Southeast Asia will not care about the sanctions... I am in the Crimea regularly and I often hear conversations in foreign languages at the airport, on the planes, in the streets," Aksakov said. "This shows that most foreign citizens visit the peninsula despite the sanctions."
In addition, he considers it reasonable to establish a gambling zone in the west of the peninsula: "I would pay attention to the Black Sea region and the north-western territory of the Crimea, which is not densely populated," he said. "I believe that it’s wrong to open the zone in the South Coast of the Crimea."