Report: Police raid Super Bowl party in Toronto

Six men face illegal online gaming charges after police broke up a massive Super Bowl party at a banquet hall near Toronto, Ontario.

The accused organized an invitation-only Super Bowl bash and turned a GTA banquet hall into an illegal game house, according to police. Over 2,300 people attended the event before the authorities came crashing through the doors in search of those who organized the gathering. Those who attended the event were released without charge.

The raid targeted Platinum Sportsbook, a Canadian-run offshore sports betting website whose operators have ties to organized crime, police say.

More than 400 police officers also executed nine other search warrants at the men’s homes and businesses in the Greater Toronto Area and as far away as London, Ont. They seized almost $2.5-million in cash.

The website allowed users to bet on a long list of sports, including baseball, basketball, golf, horse racing, mixed martial arts and auto racing. While police said the website is based in Costa Rica, the site says it is incorporated in Willemstad, Curaçao and Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Posted by tt654
1 year ago

Stupid pic wackycrackhead reach through with right hand slap with left duhhh take 100 , Action.
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Posted by robocop123
1 year ago

Its closed today.. Open tommorow somewhere else
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Posted by ihavenopatience
1 year ago

Lol ^^
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Posted by vacation
1 year ago

Busting up gambling is how the police brass get good press. "See the good we are doing for the community".. Meanwhile, violent crime and gang activity goes unchecked. Low hanging fruit.
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Posted by xar86413
1 year ago

Who cares? They owe me five grand. You would care too.
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Posted by tomnolan
1 year ago

legalize sports gambling every where. come on already!!!
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Posted by clepto
1 year ago

Who cares?
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Posted by vilay
1 year ago

gamblers gonna gamble wherever they can, Whats the big problem?
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Posted by wackycracker
1 year ago

" Crashing thru the doors " in Canada means letting yourself in without knocking....
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Posted by wackycracker
1 year ago

"" Crashing thru the doors " in Canada means letting yourself in without knocking...."