In 2018, the share of foreigners who visited the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone reached 16% of the total number of guests. According to the press service of the Sochi gambling zone, this number was just 5% in 2017.
Most often, casinos in Krasnaya Polyana were visited by residents of Israel, as well as Turkey, Kazakhstan, Armenia, India, China and European countries. As the press service explained, the leadership of Israel is due to the availability of direct flights in 2018 (8 flights a week): last year 40 thousand Israelis visited the gambling establishments of Sochi, compared to about 500-1000 people a year in previous years.
“Attracting foreign tourist traffic is important not only for the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone, but also for the country as a whole. The past FIFA World Cup brought tangible benefits to the country’s economy and showed prospects for the development of the tourism industry in Russia,” Dmitry Anfinogenov, director of gambling zone development, commented on RBC.ru