Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
Officers of the Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (ES&CC) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Trans-Baikal Territory suppressed the activities of one of the largest groups, the participants of which created a network of illegal gambling establishments. The clandestine clubs worked in Chita, Krasnokamensk and villages of Aginskoye and Zabaikalsk. Each gambling outlet had its own managers, accountants, employees responsible for the security of the outlet’s operation. The clubs worked under the guise of beer bars and Internet cafes. Gambling using computers connected to the Internet was organized in separate rooms behind iron doors, the access to which was open only to proven players.
The organizer of illegal business directed the group members from abroad. He was detained and taken to Chita.
For illegal organization and conducting of gambling, investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Trans-Baikal Territory, initiated a criminal case against the resident of Chita and his accomplices under Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Organization of a criminal association (criminal organization) and participation in it (her)”, which persons involved was the 41 people. The maximum penalty provided by law is up to 20 years of imprisonment.