Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin
- Azov-City casino operator begs reprieve from Vladimir Putin
October 12, 2017
A Russian casino operator has written an open letter to President Vladimir Putin asking him (a) not to close the Azov-City casino zone, and (b) don’t send me to Siberia. On Wednesday, Russian gambling news outlet Betting Business Russia printed excerpts from a letter written by Maxim Smolentsev, director of...
- Sochi to host Russian Gaming Week; Russia busts 72,000 illegal gambling dens in five years
October 23, 2014
Russian resort town of Sochi, home to the Winter Olympic Games 2014, will be hosting Russian Gaming Week in November. Sochi was chosen to host this year’s conference to showcase the resort town to industry leaders after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law in July officially designating Crimea and Sochi...
- Russia charges ex-Bingo Boom director; Ray kills Russia border casino plan
October 8, 2014
Russian prosecutors aren’t giving up hopes of convicting their former colleague Alexander Ignatenko on illegal gambling charges. Ignatenko’s attorney told the RAPSI news agency that investigators had given themselves until Nov. 28 to finish their probe into the former Moscow deputy prosecutor’s alleged illegal gambling operations. Ignatenko fled Russia following...
- Russia pushes forward with bill to turn Crimea into gambling zone
April 21, 2014
Those whispers of turning Crimea into a gambling zone apparently aren't unfounded. Russian president Vladimir Putin has given his approval to plans of legalizing gambling in the recently-annexed territory, submitting a draft bill to parliament that would designate Crimea as a fully legal gambling zone. A little over a month...
- The Winter Olympics Grabs Taxpayer Gold
February 7, 2014
Tonight’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony takes place in asurreal location. Situated on the Black Sea coast, Sochi enjoys a subtropical climate and, until recently, was an outdated Soviet-era summer resort known only for its dachas. Equally hard to fathom is Russia spending an incredible $51 billion (90 percent from government...
- The Red Wire: Sochi Keeps Up Olympic Traditions – Maybe Too Many
February 4, 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics begin later this week in Sochi, Russia, and I’m genuinely conflicted. On the one hand, I genuinely like watching all of the winter sports being contested by athletes from around the world. It doesn’t matter if it’s hockey, skiing, curling, or the biathlon - I’ll watch...
Ask not where bitcoin will be tomorrow, but 10 years from now
September 19, 2017
Why the SEC really rejected the Bitcoin ETF
March 14, 2017