Museum of Gambling is a new format space with interactive exhibits and an educational excursion program.
I am the stage magician, Dmitry Kozyrev. I am also the creator of the first ‘Museum of Gambling’ in Russia. This is, in fact, one of the world's top five museums on the subject of gambling and casinos.
My museum is also the setting for a new type of exhibition. On your interactive tour, we will not only tell you about the seamier side of the gambling business - so that you learn, for example, precisely why and how the casino always wins. We will also reveal techniques for cheating and sleight of hand, so that you will understand how the professional’s concentration and dexterity, allied to his victim’s inattention, can serve to deceive.
As part of the excursion, you can try your hand at some of the most popular casino games in the world, before watching a practical demonstration. Your tour will be conducted by some of the most talented professionals in the city - working croupiers, card mechanics, magician-illusionists, and psychologists.
Each interactive tour is unique and takes into account the wishes of our guests. Our content for children, meanwhile, is developed in collaboration with practicing teachers and psychologists. In our special children's programmes, we emphasise educational content, and most importantly, we focus on the prevention of gambling addiction and highlight stories concerning various forms of fraud. We therefore believe this is an excellent opportunity for young guests of the museum to prepare for a safer life in the adult world.