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Italian police celebrate busting an illegal syndicate

No surprises here. A Mafia boss sent to jail went back to his old ways when he got out. Nothing too newsworthy there, but the facts of article leave a bit to be desired...

Italian police broke up major mafia clan

Italian police have broken up a major mafia clan, issuing 83 arrest warrants and seizing businesses, land, race horses and a London-based online betting company, officials said Tuesday.

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The assets seized included the sporting goods empire "Sport&More" as well as the London-based Paradise Bet, described by police as one of the most important British online betting sites.


It would be a mighty long list if Paradise Bet were to ever have featured on a list of important British betting sites, and ignoring that rather large extension of the truth, the company hasn't existed for several years!

ParadiseBet ceased operations in 2006 and became the much-disliked Bet1128.

If they were referring to 1128, who are believed to be Italian-owned, they are a Maltese minnow anyway. But never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

UPDATE 23/12:

The UK Gambling Commission has suspended the licence of Paradise Bet, but Bet1128.com appears to still be running.. so not sure who it actually applies to??

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Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes
Group 2, 6f, 2yo C&G
£220,000
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1615 local time, 0515 GMT

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