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Russia Gaming week kicks off in Sochi

Russia Gaming week kicked off on Thursday in the former Olympic city of Sochi, attracting 30 experts to discuss the future of gaming in...

Russia busts more than 72,000 illegal gambling houses in five years

Russian authorities have shut down more than 72,000 illegal gambling houses and 1,000 underground casinos in the five years since Moscow banned gambling, except...

Sochi to host Russia Gaming Week

Sochi, which hosted the Russian Winter Olympics earlier this year, will host Russian Gaming Week from Nov. 5th to 6th, with debate likely to...

Russia charges ex Bingo Boom head with illegal gambling

Russian authorities have charged the former head of a major lottery chain with illegal gambling, according to local media. Police in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia...

Summit Ascent reaches accord with Macau junket

Summit Ascent, the developer of a gaming property in Vladivostok that will target VIPs from northern China, has signed a deal with one of...

China eyes Crimea gambling investment

China is ready to invest in Crimean infrastructure, housing services, gambling and hotel industry, Alexander Basov, head of the Crimean Chamber of Commerce, said...

Unforeseen delays for Summit Primorye

Summit Ascent Holdings says the construction of its Primorye project in the Russian Federation has been delayed “due to unforeseen obstacles” and the opening...

Russian poker ‘amateurs’ propose earnings tax

A league of “poker amateurs” has proposed taxes on players’ earnings and on operators’ revenue in a bid to get online poker legalized, Poker...

Russia seizes 1 million slot machines over five years

About a million slot machines have been seized at underground casinos in Russia over the past five years, the Prosecutor General’s Office said, according...

Russia moves to ban bitcoin

Russia’s Ministry of Finance announced last Friday that it was drafting a bill that would ban the issuance of bitcoins and any operations involving...

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