The gambling law is expected to have the biggest impact on Moscow
(Russia).- A poker boom is expected in Russia as the country closes all its casinos and shot machine halls in a move to contain gambling addiction. A new law is taking effect that imposes sweeping new restrictions on the gaming industry.
us$ 40 billion
(Russia).- Despite the 450,000 workers that will lose their jobs in Russia and its economic crisis, in which the country will lose between us$ 1 and us$ 2 billion per year in tax revenue, hundreds of inspectors have taken to the streets to make sure all casinos and gambling areas have closed per government orders.
According to a survey by Profi Online Research
(Russia).- Most Russians welcome the relocation of all casinos to special gambling zones, but many will continue to gamble online, according to a survey by Profi Online Research published this week.
The deadline for venues to operate as usual throughout Russia finished yesterday
(Russia).- One of the largest operators of Russian casinos will take his firm and leave the country rather than respect the order to relocate at desolate districts. Oleg Bojko told Tportal that he would transfer his casinos, held as co-owner of Ritzio Entertainment, to Italy, Germany and Balkan countries rather than rebuild in Siberia or near the Chinese and North Korean border.
A total of 72 % of Russians back the law
(Russia).- Workers lugged slot machines and stools out of casinos as throngs of die-hard gamblers skipped work to place their last bets Tuesday afternoon. "There might be twice as many people today than usual," said Olga Azarova, manager of the slot machine hall at the New York casino in the Pekin Hotel in central Moscow.
Moscow authorities set up a special task force to ensure compliance with the law
(Russia).- Casinos and slot halls shut down across Russia as a new law took effect that put sweeping new restrictions on the country's formerly boisterous gaming industry. Tens of thousands of people were expected to lose their jobs as a result of the law, which was signed in 2006 by then-president Vladimir Putin in a bid to halt the spread of gambling addiction.
According to a report filed by Recentpoker.com
(Italy).- The Italian government has reportedly initiated a drive to further liberate the country’s remote gambling sector by framing new legislation extending licensing to online poker cash games, casino games, betting exchanges and betting on virtual events.
Its CEO proposes some elements to adapt to the economic crisis
(Spain).- Cirsa recommends restructuring and rationalizing of business models, gaining efficiency, productivity and staff motivation to manage companies in uncertain economic times and get out of current global economic crisis.
With the exception of four far-flung special zones, no gambling will be allowed
(Russia).- According to the law that comes into effect tonight at 12:00 a.m., all Russian casinos are supposed to close. Nearly two decades after the first casino opened its doors, the country is to ban gambling across most of its territory in a move that casino owners say will drive the industry underground.
The Association of Gaming Businessmen of Madrid will also treat other issues
(Spain).- The Association of Gaming Businessmen of Madrid (ASEJU), headed by José Luis de Pedro, celebrated last week its XXXI Ordinary Asamblea Assembly. It analized the situation of the online bingo project for the Autonomous Community.