Sochi gambling resort’s opening would help stimulate tourism activity in region during off-season, according to Evgeniy Kudelya, adviser to the head of Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency.

Casinos and entertainment facilities, which will open this January, will create new job opportunities, increase considerably a tourist flow in region, as well as increase local budget incomes.

‘Despite the fact that Sochi is one of the most popular resorts, we have the off-season curve and it should be smoothed out,’ Evgeniy  Kudelya said.

He also stressed that development of the Sochi gambling resort will boost the quality of the tourist services in the entire region.

Soft opening ceremony of Sochi Casino & Resort, the first casino of the Sochi gambling zone Krasnaya Polyana, will be held on December 31, five days prior to the scheduled date of opening. Grand official opening is expected to take place on January 5.

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