MOSCOW — As reported by the New York Times: "When Russia carried out sweeping restrictions on gambling this month, closing thousands of casinos and slots parlors, their owners grasped
at a small loophole. Poker was legally classified as a sport, giving some the prospect of curbing their losses by becoming private poker clubs.
This week, though, the Kremlin essentially said not so fast.
Russian officials announced that an error was made in 2007 when poker was added to the list of official sports. As a result, poker clubs will also be illegal under the antigambling law...
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