Kazakhstan Casinos

Wednesday, 13. January 2010

[ English ]

Landlocked Kazakhstan has remained a mystery to the western traveler for many hundred years, unknown from the pages of Marco Polo or Kipling. Several outsiders have been enlightened on the appeal of this central Asian country, apart from the merchants who plied the Silk Road. Regardless, because Kazakhstan obtained its independence in 1991 and specifically under the ingenious and warmhearted presidency of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country has flourished. As the nation develops, so do Kazakhstan casinos. Flushed with oil dollars, it’s boom time in the wagering companies of this one-time soviet republic. There are 7 cities that have amidst them legal casino capacities of which there are conclusively 28 such locations. Indeed if you are craving for a game, the tables are the only game in town, as Kazakhstan casinos are the only betting operations at liberty there.

Most notable to the dedicated gambler must be the former capital and colossal city in the region, Almaty, that veritable Las Vegas of central Asia, exhibiting not less than eighteen casinos and counting. With a rising nine per cent enhancement every year, the Kazakh economy has grown exceptionally in the last ten years and with it the Kazakh appetite for the gambling tables. The cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic, multinational city of Almaty is masked from its prior duration as the core city of a grey Soviet satellite state. New wealth has brought refinement and also excitement to the place, a fact best embodied by the city’s greatest casino, Casino Viva. One of a chain, this exceptional Kazakhstan casino hotel can claim 26 games tables and 93 slots.

What’s more, the frenzy for cyber poker hasn’t gone unnoticed in Kazakhstan casinos with the innovation of video poker hurriedly becoming a leading choice. Outside of Almaty, the invincible gamer is also served; e.g., the capital Astana has 5 casinos, the chief one amidst them being one of the Casino Zodiak chain that maintains not less than twenty card tables. If that is in no way enough for persons, casinos are in fact located further afield in the cities of Aktobe, Kokshetau, Pavlodar, Shimkent, along with Ust-kamenogorsk. It is distinct, in any case, that the Kazakh delight for the green baize and clink of chips is not stated, seeing as the vice-foreign minister a short while ago went to Macao and Hong Kong. The visit was certified to be a "short but fruitful" trip developed to study the wagering industries of these towns and impel preference in Kazakhstan’s nascent casino industry. In reality, a likely direct air link has been touted between Almaty and Hong Kong or Macao, which should lift desire for this once beautiful destination soon set to become the alternative of the elite.

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