The AGA’s initiative to crack down on illegal gambling received a big boost when we announced a new effort with the FBI.
We’re pleased to be cooperating with the nation’s top law enforcement and national security agency by touting the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 is the FBI’s national platform for receiving information on any cyber-affiliated crime. It’s an invaluable tool for people in every state to report tips about the multi-billion dollar illegal gambling sector that preys on consumers, steals jobs and deprives state and local governments of revenues generated by the legal, regulated casino gaming industry.
J. Chris Warrener, deputy assistant director of FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, agrees stating, “This joint initiative leverages the Internet Crime Complaint Center network to address transnational organized crime groups that use illegal gambling, most notably internet sports gambling, as a means to finance other forms of violent and illicit activities. Establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with public and private industry counterparts is essential in combating illegal gambling.”
We encourage you to share this tool with your stakeholders by displaying the information on your website, posting on social media and conveying the importance of the IC3 to your colleagues and key community members. The more who know about this tool, the more effective our industry and law enforcement can be in stopping illegal gambling operations across the country.
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