In June, we made the easiest prediction in history by forcasting a surge in illegal gambling accross Russia (“Gambling Goes Underground in Russia”). That's why yesterday's news conference by Moscow Deputy Mayor Sergei Baidakov on illegal gambling came as little surprise.
"We are seriously concerned about the rise of surrogate technologies (online gambling and lotto machines)...They are the byproduct of imperfect legislation."
While most Russians have found ways around the law – for now – some are taking the death of legal gambling in stride. Says one deli worker in Kievski Vokzal: "It's a lot quieter here now, after all those weird gamblers disappeared."
Weird? No madam, they are not weird. They just loved freedom. The freedom to drink and gamble and harass you.
Anyway, given our wild success at
stealing candy from a baby predicting the future, Moscow residents, we offer you tomorrow’s lucky lottery numbers: 7, 11, 21, 32, and 13.
Ни пуха ни пера!