Russia authorities arrest 100 in gambling ring bust

Russian law-enforcement have busted one of the largest criminal communities organizing illegal gambling in Moscow, with monthly turnover reaching up into the hundreds of millions in roubles.

More than 100 people were detained including the suspected head of the criminal community,

According to Russian Investigations Committee representative Yulia Ivanova, the criminal network has been active since May 2016, disguising its illegal gambling venues using legal bookmakers’ brands.

It is reported to run 15 gambling clubs and casinos in Moscow. “The financial turnover of the criminal community amount to hundreds of millions of rubles per month,” Ivanova noted.

The news comes amid the ongoing crackdown on illegal gambling in Russia.