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Russian Casinos Re-opened

21 April 2006

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russian Federation – As reported by the Itar-Tass: "– North Ossetia has been re-opening gambling houses earlier banned by a decree issued by the North Ossetian president after a series of terrorist acts staged at Vladikavkaz gambling clubs, spokeswoman for the North Ossetian Interior Ministry Ala Akhpolova said on Friday. A resolution in favor of re-opening several casinos in Vladikavkaz has been passed already, the spokeswoman said.

"…The North Ossetian city administration explained that the Court of Arbitration proceeds from the federal law, rather than the Law ' On Gambling institutions' adopted by the North Ossetian parliament. Practically, all owners of casinos and gambling clubs had filed lawsuits, and the resolution to re- open such clubs in North Ossetia was just one of similar resolutions that would follow, the administration of the North Ossetian president said…"

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