Illegal casinos that are russian Part for the Gaming Picture

Illegal casinos that are russian Part for the Gaming Picture

The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul to the company shop’ has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of a underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a equally unlawful casino. The town that is underground held 200 Asian employees held captive against their might was found by police in yet another raid, one of hundreds to take place throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, seems to be in the genes (not to mention, jeans).

Just State Nyet to Gambling

Massive police raids of the nation’s underground (not necessarily literally) casinos have led to some 662 shutdowns up to now, 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 supplying moonshine that is illegal, to your tune of 31 a great deal of booze in most. Your livers will thank you later, Russkies.

The casino cloud that is prohibition-style hangs over Russia started straight 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 sure booze isn’t unlawful anywhere there, but perhaps absolutely nothing short of ethyl alcohol will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).

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