New casino at Rosa Khutor Resort and PokerStars.es shutdown in Russia: the latest news digest
Which activities wait for players in a new casino at Rosa Khutor Resort, why PokerStars.esis going to restrict access for users with the Russian id, and how has the number of betting shops reduced in Russia – read about these and other news of gambling in our digest.
New casino opened at Rosa Khutor Resort
New casino at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort called Bumerang will accept the first guests on January 4, 2019. The development director of the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone Dmitry Anfinogenov reported the news.
Bumerang casino will become the third gambling facility in Sochi. In January of 2017, Casino Sochi was opened there, and in December of the same year, Bonus slot machine parlor was launched. According to Dmitry, the new gambling facility targets youth market (from 26 to 45 years old). The casino will offer 204 slot machines and 20 roulette and table games tables. All gambling entertainment will be located on the first floor. In the future, the floor space will be enlarged thanks to the opening of a restaurant and a nightclub on the second floor of the entertainment facility.
Electrical substation for Sibirskaya Moneta launched in January 2019
PJSC IDGC of Siberia’s subsidiary Altayenergo plans to supply the Sibirskaya Moneta gambling zone with electric power starting from January of 2019. Investments in power facilities will reach 600million rubles.
“Currently, planned finalizing work is carried out on the territory of the substation: equipment is installed in the metalclad substation and operations control room, telemetry systems are adjusted and diagnosed,” the press-service commented.
Power plant built in Azov City
Company representatives confirmed that the new Azov wind power plant with a capacity of 90 MW would be located in the Rostov Region on the territory of 133 ha. The power plant will start working in 2020; the project is evaluated at around €132 million.
Several months earlier, authorities of the Krasnodar Territory stated that there were plans to build a modern technopark in Azov City, where guests would find scientific institutes, exhibition and business centers.
The number of betting shops reduced in Russia
A clear tendency has been seen in Russia in the last year and a half – the number of betting shops has reduced by 8.6%.
According to the official website of the Federal Tax Service, the number of betting shops reduced by 2.7% in the previous month. Currently, around 6,000 betting shops operate in the country.
BingoBoom, Baltbet, and GREENBETare leading the pack in terms of closed betting shops. In total, they closed 53 betting shops.
PokerStars.es will close access for Russian players
Customer support of the Spanish PokerStars site has sent a notification about the shutdown for Russian players. The website does not let Russian users to register and soon all profiles with Russian id will be blocked. The administration does not specify the terms of this procedure, but states that customers will have enough time to withdraw winnings.
Now all Russian players are forwarded to PokerStarsSochi.net – Casino Sochi acts as an official partner of the poker room, corresponding ads are shown on the Russian TV. Perhaps this is the reason for restrictions voiced by the Spanish licensed website for Russian players.
Russian players received the possibility to register on PokerStars.esless than a year ago.