Weekend Reading

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated May 18, 2018

Long but interesting and detailed read on the Malta online gambling sector and attempts to infiltrate it by mafia-associated individuals and organisations in Italy

This is the work of Project Daphne, a consortium of 18 news organisations from 15 countries, including the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

The project is named for Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was assassinated by a car bomb last October. The consortium has been working for the past five months to complete Galizia’s work exposing mafia activity targeting Malta.


Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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