Prohibited Russian casinos in Moscow are using roosters and even rats for gambling purposes, police say.
It could perhaps not be a practice that many of us agree with, but the majority people are familiar using the concept of cockfighting fighting roosters against each other so that you can gamble on the outcome. You most likely also remember dog fighting being in the news (especially when it football that is involved Michael Vick). But rats getting used for gambling purposes? That’s new to us.
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Yet that’s exactly just what authorities in Moscow found when they conducted a raid for an illegal gambling venue in the town. Police announced that during a raid of the bookmaker on Novy Arbat Street conducted last month, they came across cages containing roosters, rats, as well as bugs all of which they believed were utilized for gambling in the venue.
Police didn’t say which establishment the strange collection of animals came from, though they did report also recovering more equipment that is traditional including eight computers that contained information on unlawful gambling activities.
While there was no identification of the venue targeted in the raid, speculation in the media has fallen on an entertainment complex called Korona. Earlier this The Moscow News ran a piece detailing the activities going on at Korona, which is located on Novy Arbat year.
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