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Gambling outlawed in Russia

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Farab, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Just thought some of you may find this interesting:


    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6612860.ece

    It will just drive the gambling underground and even further into the control of the mafia. Banning "stuff" doesn't work.

     
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  2. I'll bet you $50 it doesn't work.
     
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  3. I see your $50 and raise you $100.

    Russian currency of course...
     
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  4. In Russia, gambling outlaw YOU.

    Probably wont work.
     
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  5. So their government is just going to come down on people's freedoms like a hammer.

    It makes me sickle.
     
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  6. Mind you, with how active the Russian mafia is in such circles and the power they wield, I find this quite a curious law for them to putin...
     
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  7. That needed music............. da da da da dada etc..........
    nyet?
     
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  8. Tough crowd, eh?

    :LOL:
     
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  9. Aren't they trying to spread the wealth more evenly in Russia now? I saw something the other day to the tune of seven billionaires pretty much running the nation and the government trying to lock them up and take their fortunes to rebuild the nation or something like that.

    This will probably stop a fair bit of gambling which for people in a low economic state (who don't end up gambling illegally) will be a good thing.
     
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