he document eliminates "the gambling zone Azov City, set up in the territory of the Azov district, Rostov region, within the boundaries of the land plot, registration number 61:01:60 00 08:1378. The zone is partially accommodated in the Azov district, Rostov region, and the Shcherbinovsky district, Krasnodar Territory.
In early November 2010, President Dmitry Medvedev signed amendments t the law on state regulation of gambling. The law took out the Rostov region from the list of the Russian provinces where gambling zones can be set up.
At the same time, it annulled the norm, under which the government cannot pass decisions on shutting down gambling zones until the expiration of 10 years since their establishment.
The original version of the federal law on gambling came into effect in Russia on January 1, 2007. Under the document, gambling was only allowed in four specialized zones: the Kaliningrad region, the Altai and Primorye Territories and between Rostov region and the Krasnodar Territory. Outside of these areas, gambling was illegal.