Russian Casino Ban Could Be Delayed Until 2014

The Russian government has in place a plan that would move existing casino operations to more remote parts of the country. The move was set to go into place before June of 2009.

That plan may now be delayed. Since announcing the plan, the government has received non stop requests from the industry, asking for an extension on the June deadline to move.

Up until now, the government has held strong on their stance, but that could be changing. The lobbying efforts of the casino industry may just get the extension they are looking for.

One of the ideas that is being tossed around is using the infrastructure from Sochi for a new gambling zone. The infrastructure is being built in anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The only areas where gambling would be legal should the law go into effect on time by June, 2009, would be, the Primorie District, the Rostov and Krasnodar regions on the Black Sea, the Altai Republic, and the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad.

The plan was passed by legislators back in 2006, with all intentions of the law going into effect by June, 2009.

Florida Lottery Jackpot Continues To Grow, Up To $32 Million

The Florida lottery has followed the example of several other states when it comes to new lottery games. One of their more popular new games is one in which tickets are sold for twenty dollars, then on a pre-chosen day, winners are announced.

While the new games are trendy, old reliable is still the top money maker in the state. This week, people will be standing in line to buy tickets for the Lotto game that has seen the jackpot rise to $32 million.

The $32 million jackpot will be the state’s second largest this year. Back in February, the jackpot grew to $37 million before it was won. The next drawing for the $32 million will be Wednesday.

The figure that is announced is based on a payout over thirty years. Should the winner decide they want one lump sum, they would receive a little over half of the announced number.

Saturday was the last drawing for the Lotto game, but nobody matched all six winning numbers. The winning numbers were 13,23,31,33,35,and 38. 116 people matched five of the numbers. They will receive $4,781 each.

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