Sochi gambling zone to open by next summer

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak announced that the Sochi gambling zone will open by next summer, state-owned Russian news agency TASS reported. 

In an address to reporters, Kozak added that investor compensation over the now-liquidated Azov City zone will be decided in October due to the estimates not having been agreed upon by the government.

“I think they [figures] are too big, and we will try to conduct an independent examination”, Kozak was quoted as saying.

“I think we will manage to do this by the end of October, because we are interested in the gambling zone in [Sochi] becomeing operational starting from the summer season next year,” he added.