Wednesday July 31,2013 : RUSSIAN ONLINE GAMBLING BUST
 
Unnamed bookmaker alleged to have run lucrative online operation
 
Russian authorities have clamped down on an illegal online gambling operation that is estimated to have brought in 50 million rubles, $1.5 million, per day, the Russian Ministry of the Interior said Wednesday.
 
The illegal operation was allegedly carried out in Russia and abroad under the guise of bookmaking by an un-named operator who holds a retail estate of 900 betting offices in Russia.
 
According to the statement, the operator created an offshore website which involved a large number of players including minors.  Wins were paid out from the bookmaker's betting shop.
 
Police confiscated server equipment containing a player database, draft notes and other documents during search operations at the bookmakers' Moscow office.