Unlawful Russian Casinos Just Part for the Gaming Picture

Unlawful Russian Casinos Just 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 equally illegal casino. The town that is underground held 200 Asian employees held captive against their will was found by authorities in just one more raid, one of hundreds to happen throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, seems to maintain the genes (not to mention, jeans).

Just State Nyet to Gambling

Massive police raids of the country’s underground (not necessarily 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 supplying illegal moonshine alcohol, to your tune of 31 tons of booze in all. Your livers will later thank you, 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 notably 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 maybe 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 below $21,000 is underneath the average American’s ( even ye Read More