The Gaming regulator asked the Italian authorities for information on anti-mafia money laundering probe with ties to Malta. Sources from the Malta Gaming Authority stated that the regulator recently contacted law enforcement in Italy after the conclusion of an anti-mafia crackdown across several Italian jurisdictions.
The Game Over II law enforcement operation concluded in Italy earlier this month, including Maltese companies and online gambling sites which once had licenses in Malta. Italian news agencies reportedly found 12 suspects participating in illegal gambling operations using websites owned by Maltese companies.
All suspects are believed to be involved in illegal online betting, falsification of documents and several other charges. The alleged members of the criminal organisation illegally collected money for bets in Italy through the use of websites which belong to Maltese companies operating without a license issued by Italian authorities.
Five of the suspects allegedly used intimidation techniques tied to infamous Sicilian clan known as Cosa Nostra.
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