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VIPBettors.com, Betcapri.com at Center of Rhode Island Sports Betting Sting

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Apr/15/2016
VIPBettors.com, Betcapri.com at Center of Rhode Island Sports Betting Sting

Costa Rica-based VIPBettors.com and BetCapri.com are at the center of an extensive crackdown on illegal sports betting in the state of Rhode Island this week.

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17 individuals including a Major League Baseball player with the Arizona Diamondbacks, have been charged with Organized Criminal Gambling and Conspiracy for their role in running what police say was a Mafia-connected illegal sports betting ring that took in and undisclosed amount of money.  Other arrests are possible, according to Rhode Island state police.

It was not immediately clear if any of those arrested had controlling interests in either of the two websites.

State Police searched the following Rhode Island locations April 12 using search warrants obtained in their investigation:

    55 Pine Ridge Drive, Cranston

    The Cozy Grill restaurant located at 440 Warwick Avenue, Warwick

    400 Narragansett Parkway (West B3), Warwick

    25 Talbut Road, Scituate • 1710 Phenix Avenue, Cranston

    26 Beach Row, Narragansett

    GiGi’s Pizzeria located at 647 Main Avenue, Warwick

    The Portside restaurant located at 321 Great Island Rd., Narraganset

    125 Pleasant Street, Cranston

    Storage Unit 3045, 604 Park Avenue, Cranston

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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