Car bombs, kidnaps and the Koran, but Iraqis keep on gambling

Gambling thriving at Baghdad Equestrian ClubDuring the height of the sectarian bloodshed in a few years ago, one racetrack employee was kidnapped, a car bomb blew up near the entrance and several horse owners were forced to flee the country, but regardless of the troubles, and the fact that the Koran forbids gambling, horseracing is thriving at the Baghdad Equestrian Club. Proof, if ever it was needed, that efforts to clamp down on gambling will always be futile. Read more.