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According to the FBI a Nationwide internet based sports betting operation controlled by the Chicago and Detroit mafia has been operating in Arizona.The website,based in Costa Rica takes Betts on sports with users in the USA paying or collecting money from bookmakers or "agents" locally.in 2014 the FBI and Arizona gaming control agents raided four Phoenix locations and arrested seven people,Tim Burcoli,Rocco Burcoli,Michael Robson and Chuck Demara have all been linked by feds to what court documents call "a crew of associate's of the Chicago outfit,or Chicago LCN." The operation brought in millions a year in illegal gambling proceeds.One agent from the AZ Dept it gaming said"this organization has been operating in Arizona for years,we have been investigating them for a long time,they use threats of violence and intimidation tactics to collect loans made at high interest and on bettors who are in debt from losses." Rocco Burcoli and Michael Robson both have been indicted for illegal gambling and loansharking, but remain free awaiting trial.

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