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The Russian Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East has begun drafting amendments to the law on gambling, aimed at streamlining management of the Primorye gambling zone.

Russia’s bookmakers see their future as being online, with some major players closing down traditional betting shops to focus on the interactive sector.

UK bookmaker Betfred has closed its poker room in Russia, with users complaining of the bookmaker's actions on specialized forums.

Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has renamed its Russian casino project in Primorye to Naga Vladivostok.

Summit Ascent Holdings, operator of Tigre de Cristal in Vladivostok, is set to continue to get free reign over the market for at least the next two years, says Union Gaming.

Control over Russia's gambling zone in Primorye has been passed from the local government to the federal government over concerns the region is developing too slowly.

Betsoft Gaming have announced that they have won the Best Gaming Provider award at the recent Login Casino Awards.

On June 7-8, Moscow hosted Russian Gaming Week. The event was focused on the most topical issues of the year.

Russian investor Diamond Fortune Holdings Prim has begun construction of a hotel and entertainment complex, Selena, in Russia’s far eastern Primorye gambling zone.

Russia’s bookmakers see their future as being online, with some major players closing down traditional betting shops to focus on the interactive sector.

 

Russia’s bookmakers see their future as being online, with some major players closing down traditional betting shops to focus on the interactive sector. This year’s Russia Gaming Week reflected that trend with some bookies saying they had eschewed booths at the show to channel funds instead to the development of online services.



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