Police have shut down an illegal gambling operation in Markham, Ontario, Canada which was organized by Platinumsb.com which is an online sportsbook.
For people reading TheStar newspaper they have read news about a raid conducted by Ontario police in Markham of an invite only gambling event held during Superbowl Sunday.
Later that same day more details were announced that 6 men were arrested and related to organized crime.
About Platinumsb.com online sportsbook
This site was registered in 2004 and the whois records show that the details were updated February 3rd, 2013 and the domain expires in May 2013.
The domain was hosted in Costa Rica and in one of theStar articles claimed that most of the players for the site were focused on the GTA area.
A press release is expected later. You can read the full article at TheStar.com here with more details to follow.
Certainly news like this doesn't make online gambling look so good and will perhaps cause the Canadian and Provincial governments to act more towards regulating online gambling in Canada which for the most part, has been ignored and left up to the provinces to decide what to do.
The provinces do appear to be open towards getting into online gambling as they already control their own markets with respect to land based casinos, horse racing and lotteries.
The province of Ontario has yet to get their online gambling websites setup whereas Loto Quebec already has a big head start where players can deposit with direct banking and credit cards with ease.