More than 100 people arrested in Moscow in illegal casino network case

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (SKR), together with the K Department of the FSB and the police, liquidated the criminal group, which for a long time was engaged in illegal gambling business in Moscow. This was informed by Julia Ivanova, who is responsible for the mass media relations at SRK.

“Investigators came to the conclusion that since May 2016 members of this group have been operating casinos outside the specialized gambling zones and used the signs of legal bookmaker office Panorama, which operates under the brands Green Bet, UnionBet and WinLin.”

The police stopped the activity of 15 gaming clubs and casinos, and also conducted more than 80 searches in offices. More than 100 people were arrested, of which 47 are already planned to be charged and imprisoned. The criminal group had a strict conspiracy, where ordinary members did not know the leaders. The communication was carried out via modern IP telephony and messengers. The roles of the members within the group were clearly distributed, there was a strict hierarchy. Police has also arrested the leader of the criminal community.

According to RBC, the illegal gambling network generated hundreds of millions of rubles every month. Leaders of the group own real estate in prestigious suburbs of Moscow and premium cars. A criminal case was initiated against them in accordance with the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

Andriey Nabukhotnyi

Former editor-in-chief of Ukrainian specialized magazine catalogue Entertainment Industry. Andriey is E-Play's observer of Eastern European gambling market.

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