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Over 500 Gambling Outlets to be Closed in Moscow Shortly

5 April 2006

MOSCOW -- As reported by Itar-Tass: "More than 500 gambling establishments will be closed in Moscow City within the next two months for encroachments on the city's law that regulates the work of casinos and game machine outlets, Deputy Moscow Mayor Iosif Ordzhonikidze said live on the TVC channel.

"The city has more than 1,300 casinos and game machine halls at the moment, and 80% of them violate the local law.

"...Gambling clubs will be fully eliminated inside 25-meter areas around metro stations, as well as in stores and temporary pavilions.

"...He admitted that the measure will affect the city budget that will lose revenue of 2.5 billion rubles..."

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