North Korea denies illegal embassy casino in Moscow

North Korean officials have denied claims of an illegal casino in its embassy in Moscow, calling the reports “complete nonsense”.

Earlier this week, local news outlet TASS quoted a local law enforcement officer alleging that there was an illegal underground casino operating in the premises of the North Korean embassy in Moscow.

“A total of fifteen gambling joints and casinos were closed down in Moscow early last week. One of them was in a building on the premises of the North Korean embassy,” said the source to TASS.

The casino allegedly served deputies, lawyers, and diplomats, with an army of guards there to keep order.

The report was quickly denied by the local DPRK diplomat, who said the story was “complete nonsense”, and that there was “nothing out of the ordinary.”