Kazakhstan Casinos

August 28th, 2007 by Nikhil Leave a reply »

Landlocked Kazakhstan has remained a mystery to the western traveler for several hundred years, unknown from the pages of Marco Polo or Kipling. Few outsiders have been enlightened on the attraction of this central Asian country, besides the salespersons who plied the Silk Road. Regardless, considering that Kazakhstan achieved its independence in 1991 and notably under the ingenious and warmhearted presidency of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country has grown. As the nation blossoms, so do Kazakhstan casinos. Flushed with oil capital, it’s boom time in the games establishments of this former soviet republic. There are seven cities that have among them legal casino faculties of which there are specifically twenty-eight such locations. Definitely if you are hungry for a bet, the tables are the only game in town, as Kazakhstan casinos are the only wagering operations allowed there.

Most acclaimed to the committed gamer should be the one-time capital as well as the largest city in the region, Almaty, that apparent Las Vegas of central Asia, flaunting no less than 18 casinos and counting. With a rising nine percent enhancement annually, the Kazakh economy has expanded exceptionally in the last ten yrs. and with it the Kazakh craving for the casino tables. The cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic, multinational city of Almaty is not recognizable from its previous status as the core city of a grey Soviet satellite state. New wealth has brought elegance and exhilaration to the place, a fact best embodied by the city’s greatest casino, Casino Viva. One of a chain, this amazing Kazakhstan casino hotel can exhibit 26 games tables and ninety-three gaming machines.

What’s more, the infatuation for on-line poker hasn’t gone unnoticed in Kazakhstan casinos with the advancement of video poker fast becoming a top choice. Outside of Almaty, the brave gambler is also served; as a reference, the capital Astana has five casinos, the chief one among them being one of the Casino Zodiak chain that maintains no less than 20 card tables. If that isn’t actually enough for gamblers, casinos are in fact located further afield in the cities of Aktobe, Kokshetau, Pavlodar, Shimkent, as well as Ust-kamenogorsk. It is obvious, anyway, that the Kazakh dedication for the green baize and clink of chips isn’t stated, since the vice-foreign minister not long ago visited Macao as well as Hong Kong. The visit was reported to be a "short but fruitful" trip put together to study the betting industries of these towns and impel interest in Kazakhstan’s nascent casino industry. As a matter of fact, a potential direct air link has been noted between Almaty and Hong Kong or Macao, which would raise enthusiasm for this once beautiful spot soon set to become the alternative of the popular crowd.


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