The casinos in Russia’s Primorye and Siberia zones have closed their doors to visitors
The lockdown was first planned to last until April 5th but today it was decided that they will extend their operational suspensions for an indefinite period of time amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tigre de Cristal in the Primorye gambling zone announced on its Instagram page that its closure, in effect since March 28, will have to continue. “The date of its opening will become known as soon as the overall epidemiologic situation in Russia improves.” The Casino is owned by Hong Kong-listed Summit Ascent and SunCity Group is a major shareholder.
Altai Palace in the Siberian Coin gambling zone also called on its followers to observe the self-isolation regime imposed by the Russian authorities.
Until recently, Russia’s leadership said COVID-19 is a problem for other nations but infections jumped this week, with most of the cases located in the Moscow area. Thus, President Putin introduced a national no-work order through the end of April in a bid to prevent the coronavirus spread. Looking at a global scale, the Russian casinos were amongst the last to close their doors.
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