The prime of the gambling industry of Belarus started in 2009, when Russia introduced the ban on gambling, with the exception of the territories of the gambling zones. Unexpectedly Belarus found out that it was one of the few post-Soviet countries which didn’t have bans on gambling.
It would be a sin to miss such an advantage. In a short time the country changed the image having turned from the stronghold of “Europe’s last dictatorship” into the “East European Las Vegas”. To date, the gambling business in Belarus involves thousands of companies in half of the country’s cities with operating casinos and slot machine halls. The gambling glory of Minsk competes with the glory of Las Vegas.