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Over 60,000 Illegal Casinos Were Closed Since Gambling Ban
30.01.2014 08:34
Over 60,000 Illegal Casinos Were Closed Since Gambling Ban
http://www.mk.ru/incident/article/2010/11/07/542013-podpolnoe-kazino-otbilos-ot-grabiteley-svoimi-silami.html

Russian police have uncovered and closed down more than 61,000 underground gambling establishments since gaming became illegal in the country in 2009, the Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday.

      The owners of underground gambling parlors have been fined a total of 602 million rubles ($17.1 million), and police have confiscated over 796,000 slot machines and other gaming equipment, the statement said.

      According to police, the 2009 law confining gambling to four remote Russian regions has caused the number of illegal casinos and other gambling establishments to skyrocket and created greater opportunities for corruption.

      Many gambling dens currently operate under the guise of Internet clubs or bingo halls. Another actual problem is an Internet gambling, which is also difficult to deal with, as it often disguises itself as something else.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: gambling in Russia Russian police Russian society Russian law  

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