Russia Travel Blog | All about Russia in English

CAT | Entertainment

Russian gamblers now have another casino to boast about. Shambala casino based in Russia’s Far East is a version of the Las Vegas strip that attracts bettors from China, Cambodia, Japan, and South Korea. Just like the JackpotCity Online Casino in Canada, this casino encourages high-end players, but it is not necessarily a closed elite club. The central gambling hall runs up to 5200 sq. m, which is larger than any other casino hub in Russia.

Primorye, Russia’s gambling zone is open for real-time gambling and online wagering for those who cannot access the location. So, you can gamble through your phone with dedicated mobile applications. So far, the first stage of developing the resort is over, and bettors can access many casinos, both in-land and online. The second phase is due in 2022 and will feature a five-star hotel that has about 270 rooms, a banquet hall, and a spa area to accommodate gamblers in a classier manner.

Shambala casino, Vladivostok, Primorye, Russia, photo 1

(more…)

Tags: No tags

Introduction

The simple answer to the legality of online gambling in Russia masks the complexities of its reality. Jacek Michalski explains what’s legal, what’s not, and what happens anyway.

Online gambling was banned in 2006, and this was followed by a further prohibition of all gambling in 2009. There are five designated zones for land-based gambling to continue, but in a world that’s increasingly digital, land-based casinos aren’t what everyone wants.

It’s not all bad news for those looking for online opportunities. Using a casino online ranking reference, like the one below, can point you in the right direction.

Online gambling in Russia

(more…)

Tags: No tags

Sep/20

23

How To Play Online Casinos In Russia

As the online casino world continues to boom, players across the globe are looking to get in on the action and enjoy exciting gambling opportunities on the internet.

Whether you enjoy roulette, slots, blackjack or something else altogether, the slew of online casinos around will surely provide just the thing you desire. With that said, for some us, accessing online casino sites is more difficult than for others.

In Russia, the legal landscape around online casinos remains blurry. Although largely illegal (except in the special zones of Altai, Krasnodar, Kaliningrad and the Primorsky region), gambling is a hugely popular pastime in Russia.

Russia online casino

(more…)

Tags: No tags

Aug/20

18

Is Bingo Popular in Russia?

The game of bingo has increased in popularity around the world since it first took off in the US and the UK and, it now has fans in several other countries. A country where it is perhaps surprisingly popular is in Russia, with many land-based venues available through the Bingo Boom brand.

One of the main reasons why the game is so popular is because many other forms of gambling in the country are banned.

Bingo in Russia

(more…)

Tags: No tags

It’s amazing how many gaming variations people can come up with from the humble deck of playing cards. From one-player problem-solving activities to fierce competitive action, card games can take many forms. Some card games transcend borders, while there are other card games that are still mostly played within their country of origin.

In Russia, you’ll find popular card games that fit both categories. The likes of Preferans and Durak might be unfamiliar to those outside of Russia or its neighboring countries, but anyone who wishes to appreciate all aspects of the culture in Russia may want to learn the rules before visiting. Conversely, poker is a game with universal appeal, and one that has fostered great appreciation among Russian players.

Cards, Russia, photo 1

Source: Pixabay

popular card games in Russia

Tags: No tags

Jun/20

7

The Kingdom of Permafrost in Yakutsk

“The Kingdom of Permafrost” is a unique complex, which is a huge, always frozen cave near Mount Chochur-Muran on the outskirts of Yakutsk. In Soviet times, this place was used as a huge cellar for storing food.

The tourist complex first opened its doors to all visitors in 2008. Since then, it has become one of the main tourist sites in Yakutsk. Photos by: zavodfoto.

The Kingdom of Permafrost in Yakutsk, Russia, photo 1

beautiful frozen cave

Tags:  ·

Jun/20

3

Casinos in Russia: Where are They?

In the early part of the 21st century, there was proliferation of casino gambling all across Russia. It is estimated that as many as 58 casinos may have been in operation by 2002. As a post-communist nation, Russia has always been concerned with the welfare of the nation, preferring to not be subject to weaknesses.

As the gambling industry was perceived to be ravaging the economic state of the nation, the Russian government set forth to legislate changes. At first, they tried to limit the proximity of existing casinos.

Unfortunately, that did little to stop the nation’s youth from missing school in favor of trying to secure a fortune with slots. As a final recourse, the Russian government finally decided in 2009 to shut down all gambling operations with the exception of land-based casinos in four regions: Altai, Krasnodar, Kaliningrad, and Primorsky.

Izmailovo Kremlin, Russia

(more…)

Tags: No tags

The advancements in modern technology paved the way for emerging of various types of online entertainment. Unfortunately, not all of these are considered legal in certain countries, such as in Russia, where necessary measures were taken to regulate them.

This is because alongside the benefits brought about by online entertainment came some drawbacks that are avoidable with the proper handling and management. As such, here are some types of online entertainment legal in the country.

Russia

(more…)

Tags: No tags

Russia is a beautiful country and there is so much to see and do. From the western palaces of Moscow and St. Petersburg to the beauty of Lake Baikal and the majesty of Vladivostok, there is so much to be seen in Russia.

However, one activity that will always come up short is gambling. Though Russians love their poker, it can be difficult to track down some good gambling games in this vast country. Here is why online gambling is absolutely forbidden in Russia, and where you can go to pick up some games instead.

Russia

(more…)

Tags: No tags

Jan/20

26

Russia’s Top Gambling Destinations

Russia has quite a history when it comes to gambling. The biggest country in the world initially experienced a ban in the 1920s under the Soviet Union. It wasn’t until 1989 that the country opened its first gambling place in Moscow.

During this time, poker became quite popular with slot machines being brought into hotels. The casino business grew to about 50 casinos by 2002 in Moscow. However, in 2009 the situation changed entirely after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin authorized a wide-scale ban on the practice leaving only 4 designated legalized areas.

The minister went further to ban online gambling completely. Gambling sites have been blocked further by internet service providers.

So, gambling in Russia is a very tricky topic, as things have remained the same nowadays. What’s worse is that the gambling scene in Russia might stay like this in the unforeseeable future.

(more…)

Tags: No tags