A man walks past a casino in central Moscow. .Soviet era gambling was limited to lotteries with modest prizes and a few outdoor gaming tables. Today the slot machine arcades around every Moscow metro station and the bright lights of the casinos tell the story of raging leisure spending in the Russian capital..The Russian government created a storm when it announced legislation, expected to cruise through the State Duma next month, that will empower the state to handpick companies to operate inside four zones where gambling will remain legal after 2009. .When the state takes control of the gambling industry, foreigners will have an advantage over Russians thanks to Kremlin legislation that will make investments risky. .Add to Lightbox Download
- Russia Nightlife_03.jpg
- Copyright 2006 by Justin Jin. All rights reserved.
- Image Size
- 4368x2912 / 5.0MB
Justin jin moscow russia rich gambling casino casinos bet betting gambler luck jackpot boettcher arbat glittzy riche money jack law addiction zones addicted shangri shangri-la slot leisure night nightlife entertainment lottery lotteries going out legistlation law regulation foreign investor investment english michael storm english operator machine machines glittery glittering lights light news reportage justin documentary photojournalism journalism colour color social issue issues people person politics society photo photograph 35mm models model beauty contest crowd audience girl girls dress clothes top russian work look looks face art billionaire billionaires brash brashful brashfulness businessman buy buyer buyers buying celebration couple designer elite luxurious luxury man millionaire millionaires oligarch oligarchs oligarchy power rubles smoking style tycoon tycoons vulgar vulgarity wealth wealthy woman sex prostitutes bars restaurant exclusive celebrations holidays finance hobbies landscapes transportation environmental industry lifestyle travel architecture business construction diversity energy fashion street interior building
- Contained in galleries
- Russia Rising