The casinos were located in the basement of apartment buildings in Kiev’s Shevchenkovsky (Dmitriyevskaya Street), Pechersky (Druzhby Narodov Street) and Darnitsky (Malyshko Street) districts. Police seized 137slot machines fitted with bill acceptors and two roulette tables. Two of the underground casinos’ employees have also been placed under arrest.
A criminal probe under Section 1 of Article 203 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal gambling operation) has been launched. Investigators with the Prosecutor’s Office are now trying to establish identities of all those involved in running the casinos in order to level charges against them.
Investigation is currently ongoing.