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Russia turns Olympic site, Crimea into casino zones

It is hoped that the move will boost their development

Published Wed, Jul 23, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[MOSCOW] Russia has designated Sochi's Olympic site and the annexed Crimean peninsula as gambling areas yesterday, in a bid that casino revenues will boost their development.

Under the law signed by President Vladimir Putin, casinos will be legal in some areas of the former Olympic park in Sochi, where Russia hosted the Winter Games in February.

Additionally, the law gives regional author…

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