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Casino resort in Russian Far East to open this year

New casino to open near the Russian city of Vladivostok.
New casino to open near the Russian city of Vladivostok. Image by Chris Yiu / CC BY-SA 2.0

A special gambling zone said to rival Las Vegas and Macau should open near the city of Vladivostok in the Russian Far East in 2015. The 620-hectare resort will have its own beaches, marina with a yacht club, and a ski area, and is expected to attract wealthy tourists from from China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. Sixteen hotel casino complexes are planned, as well as a business and conference centre. Read more: siberiantimes.com