ASTANA. April 2. KAZINFORM /Dina Yermaganbetova/ - “The owners of a number of gambling establishments of Astana intend to relocate their business beyond Kazakhstan”, head of the industry and entrepreneurship department of Astana Malika Nigmatulina said. As earlier reported, the law On gambling business came into force on April 1, 2007. In accordance with the bill, the casinos and slot-machine halls of Kazakhstan may be placed only on the right bank of Lake Kapchagai and Shchuchinsk region with a view of protection of the population from a negative influence of these establishments. According to M. Nigmatulina, 14 casinos and 130 slot-machine halls of Astana have already been closed. ”Some of the owners of the gambling establishments intend to relocate their business beyond Kazakhstan", M. Nigmatulina said.