Prohibited Russian casinos in Moscow were using roosters and even rats for gambling purposes, police state.
It might maybe not be described as a practice that many of us agree with, but the majority folks are familiar with the idea of cockfighting osters that are fighting each other in order to gamble on the result. You probably also remember dog fighting being in the news (especially when it involved football player Michael Vick). But rats being used for gambling purposes? That’s new to us.
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Yet that’s exactly what authorities in Moscow found when they conducted a raid on an gambling that is illegal in the town. Police announced that during a raid of a bookmaker on Novy Arbat Street conducted last thirty days, they came across cages containing roosters, rats, as well as insects all of which they believed were used 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 illegal gambling tasks.
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 year, The Moscow News ran a piece detailing those activities going on at Korona, which is situated on Novy Arbat.