Authorities destroy more than 750 slot machines seized in illegal casinos
MOSCOW, August 27 - RAPSI. The Federal Agency for State Property Management has destroyed over 750 slot machines seized from illegal casinos in six oblasts in August, the agency reported on Monday.
Law enforcement authorities have seized more equipment as they are now working actively to liquidate illegal gambling institutions, according to Mikhail Kantin, who heads the agency department responsible for property seized by the state. Cooperation between the police, the judicial authorities and the property agency is also improving, he said. Court decisions more frequently contain orders on the confiscation and utilization of equipment used for criminal activity, and this had substantially accelerated the destruction, he noted.
Pursuant to federal legislation, only four areas have the right to operate casinos in Russia - Kaliningrad, the Altai and the Primorye territories, and the border area between the Rostov region and the Krasnodar Territory.