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This week Summit Ascent announced the soft opening of its Tigre de Cristal Casino in Russia's Primorye gaming zone, becoming the largest casino resort in the country.
The casino is designed to have aims on the Asian gaming market, as the location of the resort is close to Vladivostok which serves as a hub to Asia. It is thought that the resort will create hundreds of jobs and generate more than $16 million in taxes to the government on an annual basis. The casino is owned by G1 Entertainment, which has built other casino resorts in the gambling mecca of Macau.
Russia currently only has six locations in which gambling is permitted, and there are just two other regions that have function casinos in operation (Krasnodar and Altai). All other betting in the country is banned.
If everything goes smoothly, Tigre de Cristal will officially open on November 12th, and there have already been more than 9,000 people who have purchased cards for the casino.