A massive Ontario Super Bowl party raid netted some $2.5 million in allegedly illegal gambling funds and led to the arrest of six people believed to be connected to organized crime.
But was the massive mid-game raid a strike against organized crime or, as one columnist suggests, a strike for online gambling proponents in Ontario?
A Toronto Star columnist smells a conspiracy, suggesting the raid was timed and executed in a way that will benefit the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), which wants government-run online gambling legalized in Ontario.
The raid, which came in the second quarter of the Super Bowl last Sunday, involved some 200 officers including a task force that appeared in full takedown gear. It resulted in the arrest of six suspects, while thousands of others were released from the Markham, Ont., banquet hall without even a warning.
The Star’s Jack Lackey, also known as The Fixer, says theRead More »from Was Toronto Super Bowl party bust a cover to allow government into online gambling?