A large delegation of players from China will visit the Altai Palace casino in Russia’s Siberian Coin gambling zone on July 1st, Betting Business Russia said, citing the casino’s managing director, Yevgeniy Kosykh.
According to Kosykh, some 50 Chinese players will stay for 10 days. They will fly from China to Novosibirsk and be transported to the casino on buses.
It’s the biggest group of Chinese players to visit the casino to date. Before only small groups of 2 to 3 have entered, he said.
The only casino in the Siberian Coin has been functioning since late 2014, but is still not fully operational as there are no hotels and restaurants.
On May 18, Kosykh, announced that the full-scale opening has been postponed till 2016 as critical infrastructure, including a road to the casino, has not been finished. The project is aiming to attract Chinese businessmen who have business in Siberia. As of now, its average attendance is about 3,000 gamblers per month.