Las Vegas casino to close for a month due to coronavirus
All bars, casinos and restaurants in the us state of Nevada, where Las Vegas is located, will be closed as a measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus. This was reported by the Governor of the state, Steve Sisolak, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Sisolak clarified that the measures will take effect from midnight on March 18. Establishments must suspend operations for at least 30 days, he said.
As of March 17, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the United States exceeded 6 thousand people. The disease was found in all 50 American States and the district of Columbia.
Since March 13, because of the coronavirus, the United States has banned entry from European countries. The restriction will be valid for 30 days. In addition, on March 14, entry was also restricted for arrivals from the UK and Ireland.
Moscow police arrested the organizer of an underground casino
Police officers on January 15 detained a 27-year-old girl who is suspected of illegal organization and conduct of gambling, a criminal case was opened. This was told to RBC by a source in the Ministry of internal Affairs of Moscow and confirmed by a source in the territorial police Department.
“Employees of the Department of economic security and anti-corruption together with employees of the Department of internal Affairs in the Eastern administrative district detained Anastasia Derkach, who is suspected of organizing an illegal casino,” a source in the Department said. According to him, the casino was located in a non-residential building on Zeleny Prospekt. A criminal case was opened against Derkach and unidentified persons under part 3 of article 171.2 of the criminal code of Russia (illegal organization and conduct of gambling).
According to investigators, the girl and her accomplices accepted money bets from visitors of the institution and gave out winnings. The casino organizers used 30 computers with software installed on them and Internet access to make illegal profits.
Now the investigation is trying to identify other participants in the crime, said a police source. Derkach was released on his own recognizance.
According to SPARK, Anastasia Derkach is an individual entrepreneur and registered in the Moscow region. She came to the capital region from Ukraine.