New Investor will build a large-scale hotel complex in Primorye


A new hotel complex will be built in the Primorye gambling zone. Representatives of JSC “Primorsky Krai Development Corporation” and LLC “Asia-Invest Group” reported on the construction of such. The parties have already signed the relevant contract and are drawing up a work plan.

The preliminary cost of the project is estimated at 2.5 billion rubles. Local authorities noted that, in general, gambling facilities in the region have attracted investments of more than 75 billion rubles, and 20 of them have already been placed at the disposal of the government and contractors.

“We are going to build a full-fledged hotel complex, on the territory of which there will be associated entertainment facilities, including a casino. The project will create many new jobs in the region, and tax revenues will go to budgets of all levels, from local to state. Construction work should start already in 2022,” the Primorye government reports in its press release.

The gambling zone is part of a tourist and entertainment association in Muravyina Bay near Vladivostok. The first stage of the project involves the construction of twelve hotel complexes. They will have at least three stars. In each there will be entertainment facilities that contribute to a pleasant pastime for both couples and young people. After signing the agreement on the construction of a new complex, Asia-Invest Group LLC will become the seventh investor working on the creation of the region’s infrastructure.

It should be noted that recently the company Naga Corporation Ltd from Cambodia announced the resumption of construction work on the territory of the gambling zone of the hotel complex. This became known at the end of the summer from the press release of the local authorities. Earlier, the construction of the facility was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Recall that since the beginning of 2021, Siberian Coin has received more than 140,000 tourists.

FROM “Krasnaya Polyana” we intend to develop it to the international level


According to Dmitry Anfinogenov, Director for the development of the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone, modernization of this territory will be carried out every year. According to the functionary, the management of the company plans to launch one or two objects here every 12 months.

In addition, the large-scale development initiatives of Krasnaya Polyana have a single ultimate goal — to turn the gambling zone into one of the largest entertainment centers in the world, which will attract foreign tourists and generate significant financial assistance to both the regional budget and the state treasury.

“Every year, a gambling cluster near Sochi will present one or two new specialized institutions. This spring, we opened a modern theater, which is located on the second floor of one of the most prestigious casinos in Europe. We are talking about the “Sochi Casino”. This is only the first stage, a kind of beginning. Now we have on the agenda the expansion of the infrastructure of the gambling establishment “Boomerang”. It is also planned to soon open a spacious restaurant called “Gentlemen” on the territory of the Rosa Khutor resort, as well as a slot machine hall, “Dmitry Anfinogenov admitted.

According to the press service of Krasnaya Polyana, the research of the company “Mikhailov and Partners. Analytics ” showed that local casinos are the most recognizable gambling establishments among Russians. According to the data obtained, 73% of respondents are aware of the existence of “Krasnaya Polyana”. The second position in this rating was occupied by Yantarnaya in the Kaliningrad Region (28%), and the honorable third place was taken by Primorye (24%).

“The Krasnaya Polyana zone has deservedly won the trust of the public, being the most promoted brand in the field of gambling in Russia. This territory has a positive image, ” the press service of the IZ said.

Tigre de Cristal Casino has become a nominee of the prestigious international award World Casino Awards.

Digitain won a prestigious award at the Ukrainian Gaming Week Awards ceremony


Digitain company won the first place in the category “The best supplier of the land-based gambling industry” at the Ukrainian Gaming Week Awards. The event was held in Kiev on the basis of the facilities of the International Exhibition Center. Here, under one roof, about 3,000 participants and guests got acquainted with new products and advanced solutions in the gambling sphere, and more than two dozen companies from 15 countries of the world presented their products.

Ukrainian Gaming Week became the first gambling exhibition and conference on the territory of Ukraine after the official legalization of the gambling entertainment industry in the country. The corresponding document was signed by the President of the state Vladimir Zelensky in August 2020. The UGW Award is awarded to European gambling brands that have achieved the greatest success and demonstrated significant growth at the end of the year.

Digitain is an Armenian company that supplies multi-channel platforms for online casinos and land-based gambling establishments. In addition, the developer provides gambling operators with its own portfolio of slots, solutions for casino aggregators, mechanisms for creating websites and other highly specialized tools.

Lilit Azatyan, Head of Digitain’s B2B Marketing Department, commented on this landmark event for the organization: “We are pleased to be recognized by the prestigious UGW Awards for the high standards of our advanced products. After such a difficult year, we really appreciate that the professionalism of the Digitain teams responsible for our development and platform was marked in this way.”

She added: “The award recognizes the continuous innovation and creativity of solutions for a variety of companies in this industry provided by the Digitain teams. We thank them for their hard work and enthusiasm. The victory at the Ukrainian Gaming Week Awards ceremony is a huge honor for us.”

Recall that a casino is going to be opened in an elite hotel in Kiev opposite the Verkhovna Rada.

A visitor to The Venetian Resort Casino has won a progressive jackpot


In the American capital of gambling entertainment, a truly large win was recorded. Its size is even more surprising when you find out the amount of the player’s bet. However, this fact adds a certain kind of uniqueness to the whole situation, distinguishing it from hundreds of others.

The episode took place in one of the most prestigious hotels and casinos in Las Vegas-The Venetian Resort. Many people call this object the business card of the city. Here, in a luxurious and very spacious hall, there is a set of a wide variety of slot machines. At one of them, a visitor decided to catch his luck by the tail, who eventually asked the administration to keep his personal data secret.

According to the operator’s report, the guest sat down at the device from the reputable IGT slot developer called Wheel of Fortune Wild Red Sevens. He didn’t want to take too much risk, so he made a modest bet of five dollars. The wheel began to spin, and a few seconds later, an inscription about the jackpot won appeared on the screen, accompanied by victorious music. Its size was more than 1.5 million US dollars.

As a result, the visitor received a check for an incredible $1,578,584. It turned out that the lucky guy managed to win the progressive jackpot from IGT.

“I can’t believe what happened. Everything happened very quickly — I just sat down to play, and immediately I was informed that I had become a millionaire. I am grateful to fate for such a gift. This money will greatly help me in the implementation of my plans. To be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever be so lucky again,” the winner admitted.

Earlier, the Wheel of Fortune machine made a resident of Virginia richer. At the Las Vegas casino South Point, an anonymous person won significantly less — only 292,374 US dollars. However, this situation once again proves the effectiveness of the devices from the IGT company.

Recall that a visitor to Harrah’s Las Vegas won more than $290,000 at the poker table of the hotel-casino.

Ukraine will continue to support the legalization of casinos


Head of the All-Ukrainian Gambling Association (Ukrainian Gambling Council) Anton Kuchukhidze in his speech noted the firm desire of the top leadership of the state to support the gradual process of legalization of gambling business in the country. According to him, the reform of the local gambling sector is increasing its effectiveness every day.

The functionary bases his own position on already launched mechanisms. One of them, according to Kuchukhidze, is a large-scale fight against the shadow market and corruption tools. He noted that for the first time since 2009, when the authorities vetoed gambling entertainment, the gambling business “returned to the mainstream of the law, dealing a serious blow to illegal schemes.”

In addition, as the head of the Ukrainian Gambling Council noted, the legalization of gambling in Ukraine has attracted increased attention to the issue of social protection of citizens, children and vulnerable segments of society.

“The experience of 12 years ago showed that it turned out to be an unbearable burden to stop the gambling business. The illegal schemes that have appeared have become a guarantee of large incomes for their authors, but not for the state. The society was left without any protection. But recently adopted profile initiatives have provided support for children and citizens dependent on excitement. Now the authorities have received tools to control the responsibility of operators. Now we are on a civilized track, ” Anton Kuchukhidze said.

The expert concluded his argument with information about the financial component of the development of gambling business in the country. So, he once again focused his attention on the fact that Ukrainian licenses are the most expensive on the European continent. According to him, the state is very interested in attracting foreign investment, so it will support the process of legalization and reform of the industry in every possible way.

He also recalled that now about ten large foreign operators, whose names are widely known, are waiting for the decision of the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries of Ukraine to issue a local license.

The expert is sure that Ukraine will get a lot of advantages from the development of gambling business in the country.

The expert called the advantages of the legalization of gambling in Ukraine


According to the head of the All-Ukrainian Gambling Association (Ukrainian Gambling Council) Anton Kuchukhidze, Ukraine will get a lot of benefits from the development of a mass segment of gambling entertainment on the territory of the country. The functionary voiced his opinion during the discussion of the current state of affairs in the local industry at the profile conference “Trends in social responsibility of the gambling business”.

He confirmed his theses with the recent adoption of a number of amendments to the Tax Code, which established new fees for representatives of the gambling sphere. Thus, operators will be required to send to the budget 18% of their profit, a fee for each hired employee and additional deductions, including income and military fees. The expert also pointed out that investors have already invested about UAH 5 billion in a business related to the industry. The money will be used to modernize the infrastructure of cities and create new jobs, the head of the Ukrainian Gambling Council said.

“The most relevant topic for many is the income that will be received from the activities of legal casinos, bookmakers and lotteries. I am surprised by the fact that no one has touched on this issue over the past 12 years, and every day during this period of time our country has lost millions of dollars. But to fight withno one wanted a shadow market. Now Ukraine is in a good position, when the budget is filled with additional funds from the sale of gambling licenses. Today, this volume has reached the figure of 1 billion hryvnia. We still have time until the end of the year, so we will try to increase the benefits for the treasury,” Anton Kuchukhidze said.

According to him, at the moment, the development of gambling business in Ukraine has entered a positive stage, and the country is beginning to benefit from the entry of foreign companies and wealthy investors into the industry. At the same time, as Kuchukhidze noted, the struggle for the integrity and efficiency of the local market is not over yet.

We remind that Ukraine has started developing a Memorandum on gambling advertising.

The register of self-excluded players has started working in Ukraine


According to the updated information of the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL) of Ukraine, the register of citizens who are restricted or prohibited from entering Ukrainian gambling establishments and/or participating in gambling has officially started working in the country. The corresponding order is published on the website of the regulator.

The authors of the document claim that it is designed to fight ludomania and will provide the principles of responsible gambling in real life.

According to the accepted norms, the organizers of the gambling business, who work on the territory of Ukraine under the official license of KRAIL, must now grant customers the right to independently restrict their access to the services of casinos, slot machine halls, bookmakers and lotteries. The minimum ban period is 6 months, the maximum is 3 years.

In order to formalize this procedure, the organizer or the KRAIL is obliged to accept a written request from an individual (applicant), simultaneously confirming his identity. In addition, all gambling establishments will identify each visitor at the entrance in order to prevent the admission to gambling entertainment of persons under 21 years of age and citizens who are prohibited from entering gambling facilities according to the relevant law.

A person’s name can be entered in the “stop list” by one of his family members in the first line of kinship or an official representative. The decision of the judicial authority is also a legal basis for restricting the participation of a particular citizen in the gambling business.

The draft law prescribes the main criteria for the admission of Ukrainians to gambling. The first prerequisite is to reach the age of 21. Secondly, a potential client of a casino and a BC should not experience serious financial problems. If his debts exceed 250,000 hryvnias, then he risks getting into the exclusion register. Alimony, subsidies and large loans can also cause a ban on visiting institutions.

Recall that Stakelogic has officially received a Ukrainian gambling license.

Vadim Galygin told about the creation of an online slot Dig Dig Digger


Recently, the gambling software development studio BGaming announced the release of a new online slot called Dig Dig Digger. The prototype of the main character of the game was the famous Belarusian comedian Vadim Galygin. He also took an active part in its development. In an exclusive interview, the showman told about some details of the creation of the slot.

So, Vadim Galygin admitted that he had long wanted to become the author of some game, so the offer from BGaming it was received on time. According to him, the image of the main character of the game, the scientist-traveler Kapai, has long lived in his head. He regularly showed it on stage when he was still performing in KVN, but this time he managed to realize his plans in the online space.

When asked what was the most exciting thing in the process of creating the game, Galygin replied: “I participated in almost all stages-from drawing sketches to voice acting. I admit that it was very difficult to choose one of the proposed variants of the main character, which were drawn by artists. Our task was to find a balance between our preferences and the wishes of the players. Gradually, the character began to look like what I imagined him to be. Skinny legs, an elongated nose, an incomprehensible hairstyle are his features that emphasize his character.”

“The voice-over process was especially fascinating. We were looking for puns, jokes. We tried to make our jokes understandable in all languages, ” the comedian said.

In addition, Vadim Galygin admitted that the most active and attentive users will be able to find several tips in the online slot Dig Dig Digger that will lead them to much more significant winnings.

He also indirectly confirmed that he will continue to cooperate with BGaming to create new exciting developments. According to him, they already have some very interesting ideas for the next games.

Recall that BGaming, together with the World Boxing Council, has released a new online slot.

KRAIL has established new rules for the gambling business


The Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries of Ukraine (KRAIL) has published the first rules of responsible gambling in the country. The norms strictly regulate a number of aspects of the work of operators of the local gambling sphere.

The rules define responsible provisions on gambling entertainment for companies within the new market after last year Ukraine adopted a bill on the legalization of a wide range of gambling verticals.

Among the accepted norms, there is a serious restriction on bonuses for existing players. Thus, according to the document, operators “are obliged to refrain from providing players with any bonus payments and/or remuneration with goods, services as incentive measures, the provision of which is directly or indirectly related to the client’s losses in a certain game.”

In other words, from now on, gambling companies will not be able to offer a bonus to their visitors or give it away, because they lost money in the process of entertainment. In addition, all players should be able to independently exclude and set deposit limits. Users should also get the right to take into account the amount of time they spent at gaming tables or slot machines.

KRAIL also requires all operators operating within the Ukrainian jurisdiction to train their employees to recognize possible signs of gambling addiction in a particular client of a casino or bookmaker.

However, the development of the legal gambling entertainment industry in Ukraine is hindered by problems in the Tax Code. In February of this year, the Legislative Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine put forward for a vote bill 2713-d, which sets tax rates at 10% of gross income for all verticals of this business.However, the parliamentarians have not yet voted for this initiative. According to Darren Keane, executive director of Storm International, this circumstance will not allow Ukraine to receive a sufficient amount of foreign investment.

Recall that in Ukraine, a “stop list” of citizens who are prohibited from entering gambling establishments has been launched.

Legalization of gambling business in Ukraine has become an incentive for the development of business activity-expert


Head of the All-Ukrainian Gambling Council Anton Kuchukhidze in his interview told about one of the main advantages of the legalization of gambling in Ukraine. According to the expert, the withdrawal of the gambling sphere from the “shadow” to the official plane will stimulate the development of business activity in the country and attract foreign investment.

An important step towards the detenization of this industry was the holding of the first Ukrainian gambling exhibition called “Gaming Industry”since 2009. According to Kuchukhidze, as a result of the organization of this event, Ukraine became the fifth country of the Old World where such events were held.

He noted that at the exhibition, which was attended by the head of the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL) Ivan Rudy and Boris Baum, the First Deputy of the Consulting and Expert Council of KRAIL, presented products and services of operators from 11 countries. This indicator is a “PR” for Ukraine, the functionary is sure.

“Behind-the-scenes communication with representatives of Western business has once again confirmed their interest in the Ukrainian jurisdiction. However, they cannot determine their strategy until the tax issue is resolved. Major operators monitor the development of our market, but there are certain legislative obstacles. The early adoption of new tax rates can move the solution of this problem from the dead point and fill the budget with foreign investment, ” Anton Kuchukhidze is sure.

According to the expert, the “Gaming industry” has become a catalyst for the development of a constructive dialogue between the state and representatives of the gambling business. Earlier, according to the head of the Ukrainian Gambling Council, there were no such contacts, since state institutions “did not fully understand the consequences” of the law on the legalization of the gambling industry adopted last summer.

Recall that the Billionaire casino in Kiev earned 7 million hryvnias for the first month of its operation.