Russia’s Shambala casino to open on Friday

Russia's Primorye area finally has a second casino.
Russia's Primorye area finally has a second casino.

After a soft launch last month, the casino in Primorye is ready to officially open on Friday.

Russia.- Shambala casino will open in Russia’s Primorye Economic Zone, this Friday after delays related to the pandemic crisis.

The casino already held a soft opening last month, intended to test operations. The RUB$3.5 billion (US$45 million) venue features 5,200 square meters of gaming space, a restaurant, two fast-food restaurants and a theatre.

A second phase of development is slated to begin in 2022. Once fully complete, Shambhala will boast a range of hotels, restaurants and bars, a golf course, amusement park, water park, diving club and other family and sports recreation facilities. The total cost is estimated at RUB8 billion (US$104 million).

The operator, Primorsky Krai Development Corporation, expects the casino, which is the second-largest casino to open in the region, will attract 100,000 people to Primorye each year.

General Director of Shambhala CJSC, Maxim Smolentsev, said: “We are not going to become a closed club for the elite.

“Our casino will be truly popular – a place where people are always in a good mood, where each guest is a part of a large, incessant holiday and can have a pleasant time, regardless of how much they are ready to bet on the game.”

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