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Russia losing war with underground gambling

TAGs: prohibition

A year on from Russia’s declaration of war on internet and bricks and mortar casinos, the authorities are struggling to catch up with the illegal gambling industry.

Within a month of the introduction of some of the most restrictive gambling laws in Europe 465 lottery clubs and 89 groups of internet gamers had formed to find alternate foreign-based online casinos and poker rooms, not to mention the swathe of underground offline casinos that sprang up away from the gambling permitted areas of Krasnodar, Kaliningrad, Altai and Vladivostok.

When are these people going to realise that prohibition doesn’t work? Read more.

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