Kazakhstan Casinos

by Nathaniel on December 31st, 2009

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Landlocked Kazakhstan has remained a mystery to the western traveler for centuries, unknown from the pages of Marco Polo or Kipling. Some outsiders have been enlightened on the appeal of this central Asian country, besides the merchandisers who plied the Silk Road. But, considering that Kazakhstan achieved its independence in 1991 and above all under the insightful and warmhearted presidency of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country has flourished. As the nation flourishes, so do Kazakhstan casinos. Flushed with oil money, it’s boom time in the games corporations of this passed soviet republic. There are seven cities that have within them legal casino facilities of which there are exactly twenty-eight such hangouts. Definitely if you are craving for a game, the tables are the only game in town, as Kazakhstan casinos are the only gaming operations permitted there.

Most acclaimed to the inclined bettor must be the former capital and greatest city in the area, Almaty, that evident Las Vegas of central Asia, flaunting no less than eighteen casinos and counting. With a climbing 9% increase yearly, the Kazakh economy has grown excessively in the last 10 yrs. and with it the Kazakh demand for the gaming tables. The cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic, multinational city of Almaty is shielded from its prior existence as the central city of a grey Soviet satellite state. New wealth has brought class in addition anticipation to the place, a fact best embodied by the city’s greatest casino, Casino Viva. One of a chain, this fabulous Kazakhstan casino hotel can hold twenty six games tables and ninety-three slots.

What’s more, the craze for Internet poker hasn’t gone unseen in Kazakhstan casinos with the modernization of video poker hastily becoming a leading choice. Outside of Almaty, the intrepid player is also served; e.g., the capital Astana has five casinos, the premium one in the midst of them being one of the Casino Zodiak chain that enjoys definitely no less than twenty card tables. If that isn’t enough for persons, casinos are also to be found further afield in the cities of Aktobe, Kokshetau, Pavlodar, Shimkent, also Ust-kamenogorsk. It is very obvious, then, that the Kazakh dedication for the green baize and clink of chips isn’t stated, seeing that the vice-foreign minister recently went to Macao as well as Hong Kong. The visit was certified to be a "short but fruitful" trip created to study the casino industries of these towns and alleviate favor in Kazakhstan’s nascent casino business. As a matter of fact, a likely direct air link has been established between Almaty and Hong Kong or Macao, which may build willingness for this once captivating place soon set to become the desire of the popular crowd.

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