Unlawful Russian Casinos Just Part for the Gaming Picture
The old coal mining adage that 'I owe my soul towards the company store' has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of an underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing 'village' in Moscow, replete with a equally unlawful casino. The underground city which held 200 Asian employees held captive against their will was found by police in still another raid, one of hundreds to take place throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, seems to take the genes (not to mention, jeans).
Just Say Nyet to Gambling
Massive police raids of the country's underground (not necessarily literally) casinos have resulted in 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 bones that were supplying illegal moonshine liquor, to the tune of 31 tons of booze in most. 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 significantly hard-to-access designated gambling regions were pronounced as illegal gambling areas. (We're pretty booze that is suren't illegal anywhere there, but perhaps nothing in short supply of ethyl alcohol will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).
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