Professor John Warren Kindt, University of Illinois, is an expert in the area of gambling problems. His research is widely published in scores of professional journals and elsewhere. In this interview Professor Kindt points out some rather remarkable information: President Putin of Russia has shut down 2,230 casinos in Russia! This action begs the question: What does Russia know that many politicians and others in the United States do not know about how casinos negatively affect a country and culture? Fascinating information is found in this brief radio conversation.