First casino in Sochi opens in January
Date: 28-12-2016 | Posted in: News
January will be a special month for Russia. In the mountainside city of Sochi a casino will open it’s doors on January 5, 2017. Residents of the town will gamble for the first time in their lives.
Paying the debt
Sochi is not a very popular tourist destination. Only during the Winter Olympics in 2014 the world came to know this place in the mountains, near the Black Sea Coast. A new casino needs to make this place more appealing. Besides that, Sochi also hopes that it can pay down the enormous debt created by hosting the Winter Olympics two years ago. Hopefully this new form of entertainment will bring enough money to do so. Russia especially hopes to attract Chinese visitors.
Sochi is a so called ‘gambling friendly district’ in Russia. It joins other territories like Altai Krai in Siberia, Kaliningrad Oblast, Primorsky Territory and Azov-City. Sochi Casino Resort is almost finished. The gambling zone will be about 165.000 square metres big. The area will host a five star complex with more than just a casino alone. Visitors can also enjoy two great restaurants, a theatre and a convention space.