Russia’s Operators Look Outwards

Russia’s draconian new casino laws, which will ultimately ban gambling except in four remote zones, look set to create an net outflow of casino and slot hall operational talent, as some of the best known names in Russian gambling look beyond their borders to continue their businesses after the effective gaming shut down date of July 2009.

With a consensus growing among operators that the four new casino zones of Primorie, Kaliningrad, Rostov/Krasnodar and Altai are unlikely to attract any investment or relocation, attention is instead turning to the Baltic States, Cyprus, Hungary and even India.

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