Saturday, July 18, 2009

New York....Like Russia

You may have read about the ban in Russia effective on the 1st of this month shutting down all casinos and gaming halls nationwide in Russia. Gaming Industry heads put the job loss at 300,000.

The ban allows for gambling in 4 remote sections of Russia that will require require investment of up to $40 billion and have not yet been built. One casino head is quoted as saying:

"The zones have no roads, water or electricity. We fulfilled the law by shutting, the government did not fulfill it as the zones are not ready yet,"

Government not fulfilling a promise, You mean kinda like the much proposed not yet built Aqueduct Racino In New York??


Anonymous said...

Interesting. Does Kimmel Sr. (father of John Kimmel the trainer)still own some casinos in Russia. He told us years ago that is where the money is....

mibredclaimer said...

There's a Yakov Smirnoff joke buried in this somewhere, but I don't have the time or energy to find it right now.