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  • June
  • 6-7
  • 2019

Gambling zone "Primorye"

Gambling zone

Primorye

Primorye is an active gambling zone in Russia. It covers the territory of 640 hectares in the resort area of Ussuri Gulf. The nearest town is Vladivostok. The Primorye gambling zone is also close to the Chinese border. Thanks to this fact, it is an attractive destination point for tourists from Asia, for whom it was originally created.

History

The government of the RF took the decision to establish a gambling zone in the Primorye Region back in 2009. According to the original plan, the first gambling facility should have opened in November of 2011 there. But the construction works were not finished in time. The first casino in the Primorye gambling zone – Tigre de Cristal – was launched on October 8, 2015. The official opening of the gambling zone itself took place a month later – on November 11.

Infrastructure

Currently, the construction is not completed in the Primorye gambling zone. Only one casino (Tigre de Cristal, which is the largest in Russia) and a hotel are fully operational. The launch of another gambling facility and a four-star hotel is scheduled for the end of 2017. According to the construction project, a theater, an aqua park, a SPA center and a range of other facilities should be opened in the Primorye gambling zone.

But despite being incomplete, Primorye attracts a large number of visitors, primarily from China. Thus, around 200 thousand people visited Tigre de Cristal last year, generating $8 million for the Russian budget.

Taiwanese investor will open hotels and boutiques in Primorye
Taiwanese investor will open hotels and boutiques in Primorye

12-02-2018

Taiwan-based company First Steamship, which is a new owner of Tigre de Cristal casino, is ready to allocate funds for the development of the Primorye resort. According to the investor, the region shows potential for tourism development. Three months ago,...

The head of the Primorye offered investors of the gambling zone to open a floating casino
The head of the Primorye offered investors of the gambling zone to open a floating casino

23-01-2018

On January 21, the acting governor of the Primorye Region Andrey Tarasenko met with the organizers of the Primorye gambling zone. The parties talked about the plans regarding the construction works and creation of new workplaces for residents of the...

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Casinos will no longer pay taxes on winnings over 15,000 rubles
Casinos will no longer pay taxes on winnings over 15,000 rubles

09-01-2018

The State Duma of the Russian Federation passed a law allowing the casinos not to pay tax on the income of individuals with winnings over 15,000 rubles. Gambling zone Primorye will experience some changes as well. Primorsky Krai Development Corporation...

The main investor of Tigre de Cristal casino has a new chairman
The main investor of Tigre de Cristal casino has a new chairman

02-01-2018

Reporting on the news of the Primorye gambling resort, we mentioned that the only functional casino of the region, Tigre de Cristal, changed the main owner. Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd purchased 30% of shares from Melco International Development (MID Ltd)....

Primorye in 2018: new casinos, roads and water supply
Primorye in 2018: new casinos, roads and water supply

27-12-2017

A second gambling establishment opening in the integrated entertainment resort Primorye is scheduled for December 2018. It will be Sun Casino & Resort, one of the 3 autonomous gambling and hotel facilities owned by Selena World Resort & Casino, supported...

Tigre de Cristal can be closed due to new Russian legislation
Tigre de Cristal can be closed due to new Russian legislation

06-12-2017

Bill № 1037957-6, we have previously wrote about, is likely to cause the closure of a single casino in the integrated entertainment resort Primorye. Representatives of Tigre de Cristal appealed to the administration of Primorsky Krai with a report on...

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