Unlawful casinos that are russian Part for the Gaming Picture
The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul to 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 similarly unlawful casino. The underground city which held 200 Asian workers held captive against their might was found by authorities in just one more raid, one of hundreds to take place throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, appears to be in the genes (not forgetting, jeans).
Massive police raids of the country’s underground (not always literally) casinos have generated some 662 shutdowns to date, while the Russian Interior Ministry’s Moscow workplace says that the ancillary special ops task force has slammed the doors on 4,747 joints that were supplying moonshine that is illegal, towards the 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 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 areas. (We’re pretty sure booze isn’t illegal anywhere there, but maybe nothing in short supply of ethyl alcohol will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).
And while Russia’s average-guy take home pay just under $21,000 is underneath the average (more…)