Nov 6, 2009

Georgians Can't Stop Gambling, Either

It looks like Russians aren’t the only ones hooked on slot machines. EurasiaNet has a fantastic photo essay on the proliferation of gambling in Georgia.

"One of Soloxashvili’s patients, a heroin addict, first walked into a Tbilisi slot parlor three years go and won 40 lari (about $24). He returned daily after that, and although he has been off heroin or a year-and-a-half, he continues to play the slots."
As in Russia, gambling is especailly prevalent among Georgia's poor and unemployed.


BabaYaga said...

you are on fire with these posts today, and i am LOVING it

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Just so much happening.