This week Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued an order to create a gambling zone within Crimea, an area they annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
The order was published today and saw Medvedev calling for the creation of a gambling zone in the city of Yalta, which will be dubbed the "Golden Coast". The zone would be 147,000 square meters in size and feature casinos and resorts. The zone is inside Yalta, but sits outside of any populated area.
Gambling as a whole in Russia is restricted to certain zones, with areas in Altai, Krasnodar, Kaliningrad, and Primorsky able to host betting.
Needless to say, the addition is in the country's interests, as it will draw in travelers who'll drop large amounts of coin in the area.