MGA Suspends Three Licenses in Connection to Italian Mafia Investigation

MGA Suspends Three Licenses in Connection to Italian Mafia Investigation According to reports, Fenplay Ltd director, Vincenzo Giuliano, was among 28 arrested by Italian Police in connection with the ‘Ndrangheta betting network.

Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) immediately suspended Fenplay’s license but has not provided additional details at this time.

The MGA stated that “Fenplay must suspend all operations, cease new player registrations, suspend all transactions on all websites, including deposits and withdrawals, and submit all data and documentation requested by the Authority”. The statement covers any sites operated by or associated with Fenplay Limited.

Players expecting payouts are encouraged to email the MGA at

MGA has also suspended Soft Bet Ltd and Soft Casino Ltd’s licenses in connection with ’Ndrangheta investigations.

  • When I think of the Mafia, I think of the days long ago when gangsters were around or movies about the Mafia. For me, it sounds so foreign that it's hard to wrap my brain around it. It's scary stuff. The Italian Mafia, their suppose to be catholic, right. I'm catholic and those two words are one big oxymoron. Whatever, I'm just happy that the Malta Gaming Authority is doing the right thing and have not been persuaded otherwise.
  • I didn't know that the mafia has interests in the gambling business but when I think about that it sound logical really. It's nice to hear that the Italian Police is on their leads because we all know how strong and powerful organization the Mafia is and how hard is to fight with them, even for the police. I hope that they will reach to the bottom of all that.
  • The mafia , they have to have their hands in everything. They see an opportunity and there they are. Im sure they have had dealings for along long time just hear about the ones getting busted . I feel bad for players with stuck deposits and withdrawls , the headaches and time going to be involved to get their money back . They didn't have a clue this was going on or this was going to happen , now their money is going to be tied up for awhile . I would be pissed .
  • Have to say, it must be done few years ago, while mafia guys made nice legalization of dirty money, it was quite smart and there are more things about MGA and "darkside-brothers"...well, at least great news for players, who are willing to get on good hands at this time. MGA Reputation is perfect, so why play the games with gangsters? Untill the talks go for billions.
  • wow. mafia seems so old school. i would never seem to find wiseguys anywhere around a computer.....but hey what do i know.
  • Haven't heard anything about the Mafia for so long, I'd almost forgotten all about them. Ahhh, maybe that was the plan. They can do their own thing, just would like to see them leave online gambling be. Probably wishful thinking, the way it appears in the story.

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