Russia’s Altai to invest in Crimean gaming zone

Russia’s Altai company, the key investor in Russia’s gambling zone Siberian Coin says it is planning to invest in the Crimean gaming zone when it’s launched, CEO of the Altai Palace casino told Betting Business Russia.

The casino’s management says it also plans to open another casino in Siberian Coin in 2018, as long as the Russia’s gaming tax is not raised ten-fold, as was previously reported by Russian business media.

Earlier Russian-backed head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said that the peninsula’s authorities would only work with investors that function in “the Russian legal field”.

Last year, Russian officials said that the zone was set to open in summer 2016, not setting a specific date.