Aston Villa & Italy star Nicolo Zaniolo facing more serious betting charges for allegedly organising illegal gambling ring.
Nicolo Zaniolo is reportedly facing more serious betting charges for allegedly organising illegal gambling ring.
The Aston Villa midfielder along with compatriots Sandro Tonali and Nicolo Fagiolo were interrogated by the police for allegedly breaching betting regulations.
According to La Repubblica, Zaniolo and Tonali have insisted that they placed their bets only on blackjack and poker and did not indulge in football betting.
On the other hand, it has been reported that Fagiolo has bet over a million Euros which could see him get banned for three years along with a fine of €25,000 (£21,680,$26,280).
However, according to ANSA, Zaniolo’s offences are being reported to be more serious in nature than the other two and has been accused of violating Article 4 of law 401/98.
This means that the police suspect that he had been an active figure in organising and spreading betting illegally.