Illegal Russian Casinos Just Role of the Gaming Picture

Illegal Russian Casinos Just Role of the Gaming Picture

The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul towards the company store’ has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of a underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a casino that is equally illegal. The town that is underground held 200 Asian workers held captive against their might was found by police in still another raid, one of hundreds to take place throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, seems to maintain the genes (and of course, jeans).

Just State Nyet to Gambling

Massive police raids of the country’s underground (not always literally) casinos have generated some 662 shutdowns to date, while the Russian Interior Ministry’s Moscow workplace says that an ancillary special ops task force has slammed the doors on 4,747 joints which were providing moonshine that is illegal, to the tune of 31 a lot of booze in all. Your livers will thank you later on, Russkies.

The casino cloud that is prohibition-style hangs over Russia started right back in summer of 2009; that’s when gambling in all but four somewhat hard-to-access designated gambling regions had been pronounced as illegal gambling zones. (We’re pretty booze that is suren’t unlawful anywhere there, but perhaps absolutely nothing short of ethyl liquor will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).

Hey Big Spender

And while Russia’s average-guy take home pay just under $21,000 is underneath the averag

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Daniel Negreanu Down $226K in World variety of Poker So Far

Daniel Negreanu Down $226K in World variety of Poker So Far

Canadian poker pro Daniel Negreanu who’s won five World variety of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and more than $18 million in tournament cashes throughout his illustrious poker job is lacking a great year so far at WSOP. At least, not based on his tournament that is own tracking, which shows him down $226,000 after barreling through 31 events already as of this year’s gathering. The figure is at ‘just’ $176K, until he busted the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship in 102nd place this week. And that’s despite five cashes, which may certainly be impressive for many players.

Can’t Profit for Losing

The downswing is basically because, despite the five cashes ( which have garnered him $45,088 to date), he’s poured $271,111 in to the 31 events (with the priciest being the One Drop High Rollers No Limit Hold’em tournament that benefits charity and that paid winner Tony Gregg a healthy $4,830,619 for first. This past year’s $18 million + winner, Antonio Esfandiari, only took fourth this year, sufficient reason for a buy-in which was almost 1/10th of this past year’s $1 million, he made off by having a ‘paltry’ $1,433,438 for in 2010’s fourth place finish. Yes, the rich get richer).

Before you lose any sleep over Negreanu’s downward trend, however, look at this: he’s doing pretty well over all in tournaments up to now this year. Back in April, he took down WSOP Australia for $1,087,160, and also made his way to two no

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