As a general rule it’s a bad idea to piss off the Russian authorities. Just ask Anna Politkovskaya or Alexander Litvinenko. Oh, sorry, you can’t. Maybe just one of these guys then. Still, that didn’t stop one ballsy Brit from disobeying the party line by running an illegal casino from his own appartment.
Apparently, the pad in western Moscow, which has since been rapidly vacated by the fleet-footed law-breaker, consisted of two poker tables, two roulette wheels, 10 gambling machines, and a bar selling Cognac at $15,000 a pop. Calvin, if you’re still looking to buy somewhere in Europe, I’d check out this gaffe. Read more.