Illegal casinos that are russian Role for the Gaming Picture

Illegal casinos that are russian Role for the Gaming Picture

The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul to your company shop’ has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of a underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a similarly unlawful casino. The town that is underground held 200 Asian employees held captive against their might was found by authorities in yet another raid, one of hundreds to occur throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, appears to take the genes (not forgetting, jeans).

Just State Nyet to Gambling

Massive authorities raids of the nation’s underground (not necessarily literally) casinos have led to some 662 shutdowns to date, while the Russian Interior Ministry’s Moscow office says that an ancillary special ops task force has slammed the doors on 4,747 joints that have been providing illegal moonshine liquor, to the tune of 31 a lot of booze in all. Your livers will later thank you, Russkies.

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

Hey Big Spender

And while Russia’s average-guy take home pay just below $21,000 is below the avera Continue reading →

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 number of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and more than $18 million in tournament cashes throughout his illustrious poker job is lacking a great year therefore far at WSOP. At least, not according to his own tournament tracking application, which shows him down $226,000 after barreling through 31 events already as of this year’s gathering. The figure was 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 would certainly be impressive for many players.

Can’t Win for Losing

The downswing is because, regardless of the five cashes ( which may have garnered him $45,088 so far), he’s poured $271,111 to the 31 occasions (with the priciest being the One Drop tall Rollers No Limit Hold’em tournament that benefits charity and that paid winner Tony Gregg a healthy $4,830,619 for first. Last year’s $18 million + winner, Antonio Esfandiari, only took fourth this year, along with a buy-in which was almost 1/10th of last year’s $1 million, he made down having a ‘paltry’ $1,433,438 for this present year’s fourth place finish. Yes, the rich get richer).

Before you lose any rest over Negreanu’s downward trend, however, think about this: he’s doing pretty well over all in tournaments thus far this season. Back in April, he took down WSOP Australia for $1,087,160, and also made his way to t Continue reading →