30 suspects were arrested today in New York for their involvement in an alleged illegal online gambling ring, according to officials.

One of the most notorious suspects is Joseph Fafone, who is a known associate of the infamous Gambino crime family of New York.  Fafone’s association with the online gambling operation involved delivering large sums of money to clients, including one delivery of over $500,000, according to reports.

Fafone may also be the head of the online gambling arm of the mob operation, which is suspected of spanning from Las Vegas to Central America.

Officials believe the online gambling operation, which  mostly dealt with sports wagers, accepted approximately $20 million a month in bets from nearly 8,000 clients.

Now that the police have shut down this large online betting operation, the funds of the sport’s books clients will most likely be forfeited to police.  This story is a fantastic example of why it is important to only deal with the most reputable online casinos, like Silver Oak Casino.

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Jeff White

Jeff has been an active gambler from the age of 18 when he won a small local poker tournament in San Jose, CA. He moved on to playing other casino games shortly thereafter, with a great interest in the statistics and mathematics involved. He has studied the historical gambling systems of nearly every popular casino game played today, and has written strategy books for several of them including blackjack, slot machines, craps, and roulette. Jeff has been a daily contributor to the Silver Oak Casino blog since the beginning of 2009.