Illegal casinos that are russian Part of 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 an underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a casino that is equally illegal. The town that is underground held 200 Asian employees held captive against their will was found by police in yet another raid, one of hundreds to occur throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, appears to take the genes (not to mention, jeans).
Just State Nyet to Gambling
Massive authorities 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 moonshine that is illegal, to the 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 back in summer of 2009; that’s when gambling in all but four somewhat hard-to-access designated gambling regions were pronounced as illegal gambling zones. (We’re pretty sure booze isn’t illegal anywhere there, but possibly absolutely nothing short of ethyl liquor will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).
Hey Big Spender
And while Russia’s average-guy take home pay just under $21,000 is underneath the typical American’s ( even yet