The organizer of a casino in St. Petersburg was fined half a million

In St. Petersburg, on May 7, a court fined a local resident more than half a million rubles for organizing an underground gambling club in a rented apartment, where he played games for money. About this, with reference to the press service of the Kirovsky District Court of St. Petersburg.
Reportedly, during the pre-trial investigation, it was established that the man rented an apartment in a house on Stachek Avenue, which he converted into an underground gambling club, having installed about 20 machines there for playing games for money. The man also equipped a video surveillance system, and installed a special magnetic lock on the apartment door. In addition to the games themselves, visitors to the "casino" could buy alcohol and snacks from the organizer.
The defendant did not deny his guilt and actively cooperated with the investigation. Having considered this case, the judge, taking into account the fact that the man had not previously been convicted, and also that he has a young child, imposed a fine on the defendant in the amount of 550 thousand rubles.

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