By Reno Rollins Casino gambling is legal in Kyrgyzstan.
This law was enacted by the Kyrgyz parliament in December of 2000, possibly as a way to eliminate Islamic dissent.
Before that time, gambling was prohibited, but illegal gambling dens were located across the country.
At present, the basic rate of income tax for companies or activities related to gambling is 70%. Kyrgyzstan, also known as the Kyrgyz Republic, is located in Central Asia and borders Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China and Tajikistan.
Currently, there is only one casino in operation within the borders of Kyrgyzstan. Xanadu Casino (Frunze Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) Open daily from 2pm until 6am, this casino offers 26 gaming machines and 20 table games (including American Roulette, Poker and Blackjack). Known for its mountainous terrain, Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country.
The country is divided into seven provinces, each ruled over by a governor.
The capital of Bishkek is administered as an independent city and has the same status as a province.
- Bishkek - Batken - Chui - Jalal-Abad - Naryn - Osh - Talas - Issyk-Kul The countrys economy was negatively affected by the fall of the Soviet Union.
Continual efforts are being made to revive the nations economy.
Agriculture is the main force of the economy, with the private sector providing up to one-half of the harvests.
It also accounts for half of the nations employment.
Petroleum prices are so high that many farmers have bypassed machinery and do the farming by hand. Primary crops include potatoes, cotton, tobacco, fruit, vegetables, sugar beets and wheat.