Jun 29, 2009

Gambling Goes Underground in Russia

I'm just predicting the future with that headline. I'm assuming we're going to read about illegal gambling and an increase in crime in Russia sooner than later after this last move.

According to the New York Times, it's snake eyes for hundreds of thousands of people who held jobs in Casinos in Russia. The government is shutting down every last legal casino and slot-machine parlor, under an antivice plan promoted by Prime Minister of Kicking Ass Vlad Putin. No mention in the article on whether or not the anti-vice plan considers killing journalists a vice.

The law that started the whole process was introduced in 2006 by Mr. Putin, then the president and now the prime minister, who spoke of the perils of the blackjack tables and the one-armed bandits, of shady characters having a grip on the industry.

Yes, the shadiest characters in Russia are the men dealing cards at the legally run casinos. (Ern looks up and to the left)


Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Killing journalists is only a vice if you do it in a Casio.

Ern said...

There is a direct correlation between the rise of physical assaults of journalists and the existence of legally run casinos in Russia. THINK ABOUT IT!

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