Thursday, July 2, 2009

Putin shuts down Mafia Casinos

A sign reading "Casino" on a building on Pushkin Square, pictured left on Tuesday, was removed Wednesday in line with the new law banning gambling

By way of MSM Monitor comes the story that all casinos in Russia have been shut down.

Putting a crimp in one aspect of the Judeo-Russian mafia?

MOSCOW - Thousands of casinos, slot-machine parlors, and betting halls across Russia shut down yesterday, complying with sweeping new restrictions that require all gambling business to relocate to four remote regions of the country.

The law was estimated to put more than 400,000 people out of work as Russia’s economic crisis deepens and unemployment is rising.

Russian TV said more than 40,000 workers were affected in Moscow, at 30 major casinos and some 500 smaller gaming halls and slot-machine parlors. News agencies reported that Moscow police were checking gambling halls across the capital to make sure they were closing.

The law, passed three years ago at then-President Vladimir Putin’s initiative, confines gambling to four zones in far-flung regions of Russia, most thousands of miles away from Moscow.

When lawmakers signed the casino closure law in 2006, the move backed the image Putin wanted to project: that of a clean-living, workaholic president. But analysts say the government also saw an opportunity to weed out a criminal element involved in the casino business. {more}
"Weed out a criminal element." Sounds like good advice to me.

The people of the U.S. should take this as an example and work towards eliminating our own 'world's largest casino'......Wall Street.

Along with the criminal mafia of the Federal Reserve.

And their enablers in government.

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