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Reggio Calabria, 18 May (AKI) –  On orders from Anti-mafia magistrates, Italian police on Friday seized 330 million euros worth of  real estate and other assets of  the king of video poker”   linked with the powerful ‘Ndrangheta Calabrian mafia organisation. Reports  Adnkronos news

Prosecutors say Gioacchino Campolo, 73, developed a system to rig video poker games giving birth to a gigantic lucrative empire based on fraud for the mafia group based in the southern Calabria region  read here adnkronos

The seized assets comprise properties, money from nearly 30 bank accounts and fine art.   Authorities have described the seizure as the largest ever from a criminal in Italian history reports BBC News