The concept of a casino and entertainment hub in Russia’s Far East will take a further step towards fruition this summer with the expected opening of the Shambala Casino.
It will be the second integrated resort in Russia’s Primorye gambling zone, with a further property being developed by Nagacorp likely to open next year.
The Shambala casino is being built by businessman Maxim Smolentsev, who already operates a casino in Russia’s Azov City zone.
So far, 3.5 billion rubles have been invested in the Shambhala resort out of a total projected cost of 8 billion rubles. The second stage will begin in 2022 and will feature a five-star hotel with 270 rooms, a spa area, a banquet hall and a conference hall.
The main gaming hall will occupy an area of 5200 sq. m, which is more than other casinos in Russia.
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