EXPERTS WORLD NEWS 1,400 arrests, $8million seized in illegal gambling at Euro – Interpol 11 months ago Samuel Post Views: 227 Interpol operation targeting illegal gambling during Euro 2020 led to 1,400 arrests and the seizure of $7.9 million (6.7 million euros) in cash, the Lyon-based global crime agency reported on Tuesday. Thousands of raids in Asia and Europe also resulted in the confiscation of computers and mobile phones connected to almost $465 million in bets. “While most of us were watching the UEFA European Football Championship as simple fans, hundreds of specialized officers across 28 countries were targeting organized crime groups looking to earn millions from illegal gambling and related money laundering activities,” – an Interpol statement read. Hong Kong police detained more than 800 suspects, “including the alleged kingpin of a triad-controlled bookmaking syndicate,” the statement said. In what was described as one of Hong Kong’s most successful operations ever they seized $2.7 million in cash and records detailing hundreds of millions in bets. In Italy, home of the European champions at the pandemic-delayed tournament, Operation SOGA VIII inspected 280 betting shops and delivered 1.3 million euros in sanctions for illegal betting schemes. In all, Interpol’s eight SOGA operations have led to more than 19,000 arrests, cash seizures of more than $63 million and the closure of over 4,000 illegal betting dens. Source: guardian.ng About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: EURO, illegal gambling, Interpol Continue Reading Previous Media houses on the spot over gambling pay bill numbersNext Why Is the Popularity of Online Casino Gaming Rising in Ghana? More Stories ONLINE WORLD NEWS Slotegrator will take part in the Sigma Balkans & CIS Summit 1 day ago Iwo Bulski CASINO WORLD NEWS Top actors who play in online casino games 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA BMM South Africa gets licensed to provide compliance testing services in Tanzania 2 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS WORLD NEWS WhatsApp allows people to sneak out of group chats 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA GLI Africa expands service offering 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Poor tax policy erodes Kenya’s investor attractiveness – survey 4 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS AstroPay Seeks to Bolster Growth with Affiliate Program 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Answers to the iGaming industry’s most pressing questions 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Illegal slots seized, destroyed in raids 5 days ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS 4 sales-boosting modules from Slotegrator’s new platform 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA SBWA + 2022 Summit this week in Nigeria 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA Money laundering: ECOWAS agency fingers Nigerian casinos 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.