The Dutch Gaming Authority raids homes in connection with illegal gambling

Posted: May 24, 2021 11:34 Category: Europe , Regulatory , Responsible Gaming ,

The Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, have raided homes in the municipality of Velsen as well as Spain in connection to illegal gambling and money laundering suspicions

On 19 May, The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) embarked on an ‘international day of action’ as they raided homes in Velsen and Spain as part of an investigation into subversion. 

When discussing the raid, the KSA stated that the search brought them to a home in Velsen, where the resident was suspected of participating in money laundering and illegal online game offerings. It is reported that two luxury vehicles, paperwork, money and jewelry were seized. In addition, a house in Spain was searched, with items being confiscated too.

Two companies were also searched in Curaçao after the Tax and Customs Administration conducted an additional assessment into suspicions of illegal activity. The team behind the operation including the police, Public Prosecution Service, KSA, Tax Authorities, FIOD, and municipality of Velsen.

At the time of writing, the investigation is still ongoing with the criminal investigation department noting they won’t exclude arrests.

The KSA shared a statement:

Undermining crime blurs the boundaries between the underworld and the upper world. Criminals set up businesses for their activities, apply for permits and rent and buy buildings.

For this they need the cooperation of the upper world, such as real estate agents and notaries. In this way these ‘worlds’ become intertwined and criminals can exert pressure on the upper world and take advantage of it”.

Source: Casino Beats

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