Online gambling arrests, blitz Double Jack: 8.5 million deal. The Guardia di Finanza of Florence has implemented an ordinance of personal home precautionary measures ordered by the magistrate at the Court of Florence, Angelo Pezzuti, at the request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office led by the Chief Prosecutor of Florence, Giuseppe Creazzo, against seven persons held responsible for the crimes of criminal association aimed at the abusive exercise of gambling and fraud.
Online gambling stops, search 14 rooms
At the same time as the arrest measures, seizures were carried out on 14 gambling halls and real estate and mobile assets for a total value of over 8.5 million euros, carrying out 30 searches in the provinces of Florence, Rome, Venice, Prato and Pistoia .
Online gambling arrests, the phenomenon
Gambling as all addictions is a chronic disease, which therefore requires a structured therapeutic intervention. The goal of care must be first of all abstinence from behavior and then the achievement of a condition of sobriety, that is a change in lifestyle that allows to be stronger towards the always possible relapses.
To avoid game addiction, UK government enacted self executive scheme, called Gamstop. GAMSTOP currently includes a large number of online gambling websites, but not all. In due course, all online gambling websites will be required to join by the Gambling Commission.
In the multimedia age the gambler changes face: while before he was easily identifiable, “segregated” in the places he was deputed to, now anyone with a computer, an internet connection and a credit card can be a compulsive gambler.
The online game is extremely dangerous precisely because, from the solitude of one’s home, the player has no brakes, neither inhibitors nor practical ones: he has 24 hours a day the possibility of accessing the game and playing online casinos with real money without incurring the judgmental gaze of others. In this way the socializing function of the game, which becomes a solitary ritual, and, easily, a compulsion, is also lacking. Here too, as in the other net-pathologies, a vicious circle is created in which the subject remains trapped, neglecting the social and family relationships.