The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul to the company store’ has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of an underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a casino that is equally illegal. The underground city which held 200 Asian workers held captive against their might was discovered by authorities in yet another raid, one of hundreds to happen throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, generally seems to take the genes (and of course, jeans).
Just State Nyet to Gambling
Massive authorities raids of the nation’s underground (never 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 bones that have been supplying illegal moonshine alcohol, to your tune of 31 tons of booze in every. Your livers will thank you later, Russkies.
The casino Prohibition-style cloud that hangs over Russia started back in summer of 2009; that’s when gambling in all but four notably hard-to-access designated gambling regions were pronounced as illegal gambling areas. (We’re pretty booze that is suren’t illegal anywhere there, but perhaps nothing short of ethyl alcohol will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).
Hey Big Spender
And while Russia’s average-guy take house pay just under $21,000 is underneath the normal American’ Continue reading