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Putin opposed the legalization of casinos in Sochi

At a meeting with representatives of the Public Council on preparation for the Winter Olympics , Russian President said that he was against the opening of a gambling zone in Sochi.
Vladimir Putin: ” We have agreed that we have a gaming area on the border between the Rostov region and Krasnodar Territory , and then went out to allow even get out on the shore of the Black Sea . Create in the same region another area , in my opinion , it is inappropriate , despite the fact that it would facilitate the issue of the return of funds to investors . ”
The head of the Russian Federation noted that Sochi – it is primarily a family-friendly city , and the opening of the casino will lead to a contingent in the region .
Vladimir Putin: ” And crime extends to gambling zones , but not only. This kind of audience . I’m not saying they are bad or good, they are a kind of … It almost would have deprived the chance to all families with more than average and middle-income countries to come here just for families with children . ”
The president believes that legalizing gambling would lead to an undesirable increase in prices in the region, reports “Interfax” .
Vladimir Putin: ” Banks , companies that have invested money , interested to recapture the money , and as soon as possible , and are willing to keep some money. But if you will not be here this gaming zone , then they will be forced to restrain the growth of these prices to increase the number of visitors here . I think that is a factor that will also contribute to a large Sochi – and coastal part and mountain – still turned into family fun center people with average , below average or slightly above average income ”
“The organizers of clandestine gambling should be held criminally responsible for their actions ,” – said the President of Russia . He noted that such entrepreneurs utterly brazen – and instructed Prosecutor General to check the information from the Internet with the coordinates of the illegal casinos in Sochi.
He reminded all those present at the meeting , that some time ago the country had imposed severe restrictions on gambling . At the same time the Russian leader noted that still does not decrease the activity of entrepreneurs who try to disguise this underground activity .