[QODLink]
Europe
Mafia wins big in Italy gambling boom
Government and casinos are not the only ones doubling down on Italy's billion-dollar industry.
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 16:02


Italy now has the biggest gambling sector in Europe, an industry worth billions each year that has proved to be profitable for both the government and casino owners.

According to a new report, organized criminal groups, known as mafia, are the biggest winners in the gambling jackpot.

Al Jazeera’s Claudio Lavanga reports from Italy.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.