>Moscow Police Raid Casinos at Midnight as Putin Exiles Gamblers

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>July 1 (Bloomberg) — Moscow police raided casinos at the stroke of midnight to enforce a nationwide ban on gambling that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin engineered to protect the savings of young people and pensioners.
Hundreds of police and city officials descended on casinos and slot-machine halls late yesterday with camera crews in tow to ensure that all betting had ceased and all signs above the city’s 500 parlors and 30 casinos had been taken down.

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