Illegal casinos that are russian Part of the Gaming Picture

Illegal casinos that are russian Part of the Gaming Picture

The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul to your company store’ has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of an underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a casino that is equally illegal. The town that is underground held 200 Asian workers held captive against their might was discovered by police in just one more raid, one of hundreds to happen throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, generally seems to maintain the genes (not to mention, jeans).

Just State Nyet to Gambling

Massive police raids of the nation’s underground (never literally) casinos have led to some 662 shutdowns to date, while the Russian Interior Ministry’s Moscow office says that an ancillary special ops task force has slammed the doors on 4,747 joints that were providing illegal moonshine liquor, towards the tune of 31 a great deal of booze in all. Your livers will thank you later on, Russkies.

The casino cloud that is prohibition-style hangs over Russia started right back in summer of 2009; that’s when gambling in all but four somewhat hard-to-access designated gambling regions had been pronounced as illegal gambling zones. (We’re pretty booze that is suren’t illegal anywhere there, but possibly nothing short of ethyl alcohol will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).

Hey Big Spender

And while Russia’s average-guy take home pay just under $21,000 is below the average A More →