EXPERTS WORLD NEWS 1,400 arrests, $8million seized in illegal gambling at Euro – Interpol 1 month ago Samuel Post Views: 63 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 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 BETTING WORLD NEWS Super Group’s Betway adds 5th US market, enters Poland 3 days ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Kiron Interactive goes live with Parimatch 3 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS Pronet Gaming adds proprietary Popular Bets & Events module to its platform 5 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS TVBET has got a record number of nominations for it at SBC Awards 2021 5 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Flutterwave Partners with Airtel Money 6 days ago Adeleye Awakan CASINO WORLD NEWS Aristocrat Leisure makes $2.9 billion bid for online gambling provider Playtech 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS HISTORY History gambling in Asia 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS NAMIBIA Namibia further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS Bolstering Africa’s Gambling Industry through Technology 1 week ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Greentube partners with Novoline in Germany 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Why Mobile is the future of banking in Africa 1 week ago Iwo Bulski CASINO WORLD NEWS Progressive Boost: NOVOMATIC Celebrates Awesome G2E Revival 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.