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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Casino pays out bonanza

In the wee hours on Saturday, a roulette player at the Casino Arbat a back home the largest winnings the casino has paid out: 800, 000 rubles.

"That is an entire month's turnover of the gambling", said the casino's owner, Peter Maier, with a good-natured smile. The Casino Arbat at 29 Novy Arbat only opened in early May.

The winning roll came on a bet of 3 times 32. When picking up his payoff, the unnamed winner, a foreigner whom Maier characterized as extremely friendly and proper, also showed a sense of gallantry: He offered to buy the owner a drink.

The gentleman could easily have afforded it, because just two weeks earlier he won over 400, 000 rubles at Maier's Casino Bombay -- something Maier called "impossible".