The Mafia and Gambling. February 5, 2017. Anyone who has watched a few true crime movies knows that there is an undeniable 1940s link between the mafia and gambling. Tommy guns and jauntily tilted hats were the order of the day, and names such as Al Capone were on the front page of every newspaper in town. Gunfights occurred between mobsters and police in broad daylight, and finding yourself.
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Opinion Opinion: Malta is a wake-up call. Within just a few years, Malta turned into a mafia state. This must be a wake-up call for the EU to be more proactive in its fight for the rule of law.
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Read: Further arrests in anti-mafia probe involving Malta-based gaming firms. The two men, Carmelo Consolato Murina, 54, and Giuseppe Pensabene, 42, were accused of money laundering, tax evasion, and operating unlicensed betting parlours. Yet, the company still has an active operating licence issued by the Malta Gaming Authority, according to the online register. The report issued by the.
News Italian prosecutors bust 'Ndrangheta mafia betting network. Italian police have carried out a swoop on gambling companies run by the 'Ndrangheta mafia, both in Italy and abroad.
A report by an Italian anti-Mafia foundation has warned that Malta might be “taken over by Mafia interests” if nothing is done and if the EU keeps “closing its eyes” to what is happening.
Malta-licensed gambling operator planetwin365 was mentioned in relation to the ongoing anti-mafia operation. The brand’s parent company, SKS365 Malta Holding Ltd., was registered at an address in Swieqi, Malta two years ago. Planetwin365 operates a number of betting shops across Italy.
In recent years, Italian authorities discovered the mafia was filtering money through Malta-based online gambling companies. Earlier this year, a whistleblower from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), the national regulator for online gambling, said the agency was doing a poor job overseeing the sector.
Malta Fails To Provide Legal Aid To Italy To Prosecute Online Gambling Site Linked To Mafia Jun 28, 2017 In a quest to investigate the CebturionBet Ltd. which operates online gambling Bet1128 casino brand, Italian prosecutor Nicola Gratteri asked formally from Malta to provide for legal assistance.
These include mafia (for Italy) and organized crime (for other countries). In its 2016 report, the National Anti-Mafia Directorate agreed that this was a missed opportunity. The Directorate.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has yanked the regulatory license of several sports-betting sites operating there after the sites were linked to a major Mafia-controlled structure that was the target of a series of raids and arrests in Italy on Friday. The Italian raids resulted in 23 arrests, including an alleged Mafia figure widely known as the “betting king” in Sicily, Benedetto Bacchi.
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Malta gaming regulator suspends three more Mafia-linked licensees 30th July 2015 10:54 am GMT The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has suspended the licences of three operators, with at least one reportedly linked to the illegal Italian gambling organisation which saw more than 50 individuals arrested earlier this week.
The name of Malta's former Prime Minister's Lawrence Gonzi son, David Gonzi has been formally included in the gambling-related investigation started by Italy's Anti-Mafia Police.
Few days ago, Joseph Cuschieri, which is a Certified Public Accountant by profession and specialized in management accounting, economic regulation, general management and finance, current Chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority has express himself that he wanted and expect understanding and collaboration with Italy’s Anti-Mafia Commission and other authority that “needs to know the activity.
The mafia is making it public that, in Malta, it wants to be left alone. The mafia is ready to support and guarantee to the Maltese nation a good economic standard of living but in return.
At present, Italian companies own 10 of the 200 gambling licenses in Malta. The links between Italian-owned business operating in Malta and the Mafia that have recently been unearthed has put the reputation of the Malta Gaming Authority, whose job it is to regulate licensees in the major online gambling hub, on the line and they are clearly determined to redress the situation. Phoenix up in.