Rostov-on-Don resident opens casino under guise of funeral services bureau

Rostov-on-Don resident opens casino under guise of funeral services bureau
Photo: Investigative Committee

Gambling tables were sitting next to the coffins and funeral wreaths, but none of the visitors were embarrassed.

In Rostov-on-Don, a 40-year-old resident organized a casino disguised as a funeral services bureau. A criminal case has been initiated under Illegal Organization and Conducting of Gambling (part 2 of Article 171.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

The poker table was sitting in the room with coffins and funeral wreaths. During the search, about five thousand game chips worth more than 7 million rubles, 37 packs of cards, notebooks with records of wins and losses, other attributes of gambling and cash were seized.

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One of the visitors, whom the police found during the search, said that he was going to "buy a coffin for himself," Lenta.ru reports.

Currently, the police are looking for other casinos. The maximum punishment under Art. 171.2 of the Criminal Code provides for imprisonment for up to 4 years and a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles ($7330).

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