Primorye project seen moving ahead despite crisis

The Primorsky Krai Development Corp (PKDC), which is responsible for management of the Primorye gaming zone, expects a key project to move ahead in May this year, despite the outbreak of the coronavirus and remains upbeat about the region’s longer-term prospects. Russian entrepreneur Maxim Smolentsev, who formerly operated two casinos in the Azov City zone, began work on the Shambala casino project in 2018. The Shambala Company is now finishing construction, with a view to press ahead with a planned opening in May this year. The RUB8 billion project will involve an entertainment project with a 270-room luxury hotel, a casino, nightclub, restaurants and entertainment venues. The project will open in two phases, with the first stage involving the casino to coincide with the beginning of the tourism season in the region. The casino will have 32 gaming tables and 650 slot machines. The first stage of the resort will spread over...

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