The government of North Korea is being accused of running an illegal casino operation out of their embassy in Moscow, Russia, which was uncovered by Russian law enforcement.
The accusation comes as investigators uncovered 15 different illegal betting locations throughout the city, with more than 100 people arrested in conjunction with the rings. One of the locations was found to be on the North Korean embassy location, which is believed to have serviced VIP players, including layers and politicians.
Investigators couldn't access the site, as officials cited that the embassy is sovereign territory. A spokesperson at the embassy denied the accusations, saying: "We know nothing about this."
In the past, North Korea has been accused of running online casinos as a way to bring in revenues to the cash-strapped country, which has numerous sanctions placed on it. This is the first time we've heard of an underground casino running on the grounds of a diplomatic center, however.
We'll keep following this story and update readers as we learn more.