Two people were killed and another was injured in an armed attack on a Moscow slot machine arcade early Thursday morning, in what has become the tenth such robbery in the city since the start of the year.
Armed men burst into the north Moscow arcade at about 6 a.m. and opened fire, the Interfax news agency reported. They killed a security guard and a customer, and seriously wounded the cashier.
The assailants took the cash from the slot and game machines before fleeing the scene.
Video and slot machine arcades have become extremely common all over Moscow, where Ingatbola88 gambling is legal. They are located next to virtually every metro station and stand out with their bright lights. The fact that they are often housed in quickly-erected kiosks makes them an easy target.
This latest incident is just the latest in a series of similar robberies this year — two people were killed in a similar incident at the end of May.
JUDGE HAS GAMBLING PROBLEM, LAWYER SAYS
KANSAS CITY (AP) – A Kansas City municipal judge being investigated for accepting loans from lawyers has a gambling addiction, her attorney has confirmed.
Judge Deborah Neal, 54, has been on paid leave since Aug. 16; she remains hospitalized for treatment of depression. She was among the patrons in a Kansas City, Kan., casino that was raided by authorities in April.
Neal’s lawyer, John Kurtz, will not say how long the gambling problem has existed, though Neal filed for bankruptcy four years ago.
He also declined to say how many lawyers loaned the judge money and whether any of them practiced in her courtroom.
Ethics rules forbid judges from accepting loans from lawyers who appear before them.
The judge, …