Yet, the history of the Golden Palace was scattered with scandals. In December , co-founder and owner of the casino David Khachatrov was gunned down next to his house by a hitman. In , the authorities discovered certain violations in the work of the casino and stopped all activity inside.
Although the Golden Palace opened again soon after, it was permanently closed in June , when gambling was outlawed in Russia everywhere, except for a few special zones. Today, passers-by can still notice the Golden Palace signboard in the area.
The casino, however, is no longer there. It has been transformed into an entertainment club. British citizen Michael Boettcher founded gambling business operator Storm International in and came to the emerging Russian gambling market later in the s. One of his casinos — Shangri-La — opened in Only a certain kind of Russian people could afford such an astonishing entrance fee.
However, leaders of the Russian criminal underworld could. Once, a member of one organized criminal group named Vyacheslav Kazarin lost money playing against members of a different crime syndicate. Unwilling to pay the debt, Kazarin invited them to his apartment and killed the unsuspecting victors. The casino aspired to become the main jazz venue in Moscow, but it was closed in , along with all the other gambling rooms. At the time of its opening in , the Crystal casino was the largest gambling venue in Eastern Europe.
The first group consists of professionals In March , police detained infamous thief-in-law Shakro the Young after he had gambled and allegedly used drugs in the casino. The authorities suspected that the Georgian mafia controlled the casino and the venue was raided and temporality closed in , before it was completely shut down in The Empire casino opened in and was operated by an American company.
Essentially, it was a striptease show, themed according to the aesthetics of all the world empires that have ever existed. Many times, the casino became the object of interest to Russian law enforcement: either because it was suspected in money laundering , providing a meeting venue for criminal bosses , or operating without licenses.
The Crown casino was also located on New Arbat Street that had already been a popular place among gamblers of Moscow because of the Metelitsa casino. The Crown had a poker club and a gambling area and was considered a more democratic place, compared to the very expensive clubs of the capital. This was the closest casino to the Red Square, as it was located in the iconic Metropol Hotel.
Can you imagine how popular it would be if there was a nice big casino in Moscow?! And it would bring so much money for the city budget which they could spend on better things. Anyway, where could you find a casino in Russia? Well, as I stated earlier, there are four designated regions the country where casino activity has remained legal: Altai Republic, Krasnodar Krai, Kaliningrad Oblast, and Primorsky Krai.
Altai is a relatively small region in the Russian Siberia. Krasnodar is perhaps a more traditionally appealing region for travelers as it is located in the European part of Russia. This is the newly built casino complex it was opened in where you can play Blackjack, hold em poker, roulette or one of the slots games. In the next few years, Sochi will become one of the biggest gambling destinations in Europe!
As such it is arguably the most accessible part of Russia to travelers from Europe, though it tends to be a fairly light tourist area. There are some intriguing old cathedrals and museums to enjoy, though the casino may just be the main attraction in the area. Primorsky Krai is about as far from Kaliningrad as it could possibly be, situated on the Pacific coast of Russia across from Japan.
Vladivostok is also becoming something of a hub for gambling with some casinos built and more on the way. It could wind up being the main casino center in Russia, perhaps to rival some of the other casino hot spots in Southeast Asia, like Macau. There are a few more casinos will be built in As you can see, there are quite a few casinos recently opened in Russia. Petersburg, but there are casinos in Altai, Sochi, Kaliningrad, and Vladivostok.
And who knows, maybe Russia will soon become a popular gambling destination among visitors from all over the world. Daniil Timin is a travel blogger from Kirov, Russia. He is an experienced traveler who has been to 30 countries in Europe, Asia, South and North America and many places all over Russia. He has a passion for traveling and for helping other people travel.
Daniil enjoys learning and researching everything about travel to Russia. Thank you so much for a great post, Daniil! We are looking forward to seeing you at our casino in the future! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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