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    Sheriff Gaming Offices Raided - Assets Seized!

    Just found this in my inbox. is this true? I haven't seen anything anywhere else on this:

    BREAKING: Sheriff Gaming linked to police investigations

    Reports last Friday in the (the Omroep Brabant)have announced that the owners and associates of Sheriff Gaming have had their businesses and assets seized in raids investigating money laundering, drug dealing and illegal gambling, which totals millions of Euros.

    In total 5 companies in Eindhoven related to the three businessmen have been raided on Friday, and multiple properties and even cars and some 100 bank accounts have been either confiscated or frozen.

    Police authorities have named Stijn Flapper, who is Chief Executive Officer at Bubble Group BV which trade under the name Sheriff Gaming, along with Maurice and Michael G as suspects in the illegal activity.

    As part of the raids on Friday 7 gambling websites have been closed down as illegal operations, which were named as:

    - AmsterdamsCasino.com
    - AmsterdamsPoker.com
    - JackpotRed.com
    - TripleGold.com
    - Golden10Casino.com
    - Tanzoo.com
    - FruitLuck.com

    More below in this thread.
    Last edited by Casinomeister; 31st May 2013 at 01:44 PM. Reason: removed URL of plagarizing site
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casinomeister View Post
    Just found this in my inbox. is this true? I haven't seen anything anywhere else on this:

    BREAKING: Sheriff Gaming linked to police investigations

    Reports last Friday in the (the Omroep Brabant)have announced that the owners and associates of Sheriff Gaming have had their businesses and assets seized in raids investigating money laundering, drug dealing and illegal gambling, which totals millions of Euros.

    In total 5 companies in Eindhoven related to the three businessmen have been raided on Friday, and multiple properties and even cars and some 100 bank accounts have been either confiscated or frozen.

    Police authorities have named Stijn Flapper, who is Chief Executive Officer at Bubble Group BV which trade under the name Sheriff Gaming, along with Maurice and Michael G as suspects in the illegal activity.

    As part of the raids on Friday 7 gambling websites have been closed down as illegal operations, which were named as:

    - AmsterdamsCasino.com
    - AmsterdamsPoker.com
    - JackpotRed.com
    - TripleGold.com
    - Golden10Casino.com
    - Tanzoo.com
    - FruitLuck.com
    I was thinking I just read this on another thread yesterday but now can't remember which one.

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    It's true. Check out the Guts casino thread for details.

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    I understand that the Alderney regulator is currently investigating this issue.

    We issued this story last Saturday:

    DUTCH POLICE SHUT DOWN ONLINE CASINOS

    Three Eindhoven men assisting police with their enquiries

    The Dutch may be moving toward online gambling legalisation (see previous InfoPowa reports) but they're not there yet, a fact attested to by raids Friday in which seven online casinos were taken off-line and three men detained to assist police in their enquiries into allegations of illegal online gambling.

    The publication Casino.nl reported that, following information from the Dutch Gaming Authority, police raiding parties, accompanied by two judge-commissioners, visited a number of premises in Eindhoven in an operation reportedly undertaken by a total of 150 officers.

    Three men are reportedly assisting the police with their enquiries: Michel Gregoire (32); his brother Maurice Gregoire (34) and Stijn Flapper (34). There are allegations that very large sums of money are involved, and that charges of laundering monies obtained through the drug trade may be in progress.

    The following online casinos have been taken off-line, InfoPowa checks confirmed early Saturday:

    amsterdamscasino.com
    amsterdamspoker.com
    fruitluck.com
    golden10casino. com
    jackpotred.com
    tanzoo.com
    triplegoldcasino.com

    Net Gaming Solutions, an online gambling company allegedly associated with the three suspects, was also off-line Saturday amid reports that its claimed Costa Rica operating base and a faux owner identity of Dakota Enterprises SA may have been a ruse designed to cloak the real location and identity of those involved in an illegal online gambling business.

    The fact that the Dutch authorities were able to quickly take all of the sites off-line suggests the possibility that the servers were not in Costa Rica at all.

    http://www.casino.nl/amsterdams-casi...-lucht-gehaald

    UPDATE: The brothers Gregoire are reportedly also shareholders in a number of Dutch property companies, and allegedly have extensive properties and assets in Spain that include villas, boats and luxury vehicles worth many millions of Euro. It has also been claimed that the suspects own a multi-million Euro online payment company titled Teletik.

    Investigations into whether these interests are associated with illegal money streams are currently underway by the National Prosecution Service and the Public Prosecutor's Office, along with the Dutch kansspelautoiteit.
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    Thumbs up The best massive haul I have ever heard of in financial illegal activity!

    Wow what a huge haul I have ever heard of! So much of that is totally a massive bust doing those criminal activity. Well done to police doing the best job ever! Thumbs up to them! Stopping the illegal activity reduce the problems to the community around the world.

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    Update

    AGCC INITIATES INVESTIGATION INTO SHERIFF GAMING PARENT COMPANY (Update)

    Following large-scale investigation by Dutch authorities

    The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has initiated a special investigation into B2B licencee Bubble Group BV, a subsidiary of Bubble Group Capital B.V. trading as Sheriff Gaming.

    Bubble Group BV is certified by the AGCC as a foreign gambling associate certificate holder offering gambling services on a B2B level.

    The commission said it noted reports of investigations that have been commenced in the Netherlands against Bubble Group BV and individuals connected with Bubble Group BV prompting its own investigation to confirm that the basis on which the company and its sponsors were approved remain correct.

    The large-scale investigation the commission refers to involved over 150 investigators from the Dutch Prosecuting Authority, Kansspelauthoriteit Gaming Commission and Dutch Tax Authority involving three successful young millionaires suspected of being involved in drug trafficking, money laundering and illegal gambling (see previous InfoPowa report).

    Michel Gregoire (32), Maurice Gregoire (34) and Stijn Flapper (34) are in the public eye following what was termed as a "massive" raid on homes, businesses and bank accounts last week reports crime website camilleri.nl.

    Through the company Teletick BV, with annual sales of tens of millions, the trio's involvement is being investigated with regard to the operation of seven online gambling websites named as Casino Amsterdam, Amsterdams Poker, Fruit Luck, Tanzoo, Jackpot Red, Triple Gold, Golden Ten, and Tanzoo.

    85 000 gamblers are said to have visited these websites on a monthly basis, which shut down operations as news of the raid broke.

    Over 100 bank accounts, 5 companies in Eindhoven, 20 cars, 80 houses and business premises in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain are under scrutiny authorities said.

    Advocate Annette Mak acting on behalf of the three men said the trio denied all accusations in "this exaggerated" justice action which could ultimately prove to be detrimental to their business interests and the employees of those interests.

    Stijn Flapper who owns shares in Teletick BV also owns the Bubble Group BV. He is said to have amassed a fortune of Euro 11 million and is placed 34th on the list of 100 richest young entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.

    The Gregoire brothers are placed 91st and 92nd with Euro 3 million each.
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    Yes its true, its been all over the newspapers here in Holland.

    Nothing has been 100% proven yet, but given the seizure its all pretty damn serious.

    Amsterdam Casino.. the very first online casino I ever signed up with..

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    One of my friends used to work for Tanzoo a few years ago.
    The office was located near Eindhoven (my hometown) Airport.
    According to his stories, Tanzoo was a rogue operation.
    So I never signed up for any of their sites.

    The arrests have political reasons too: our state secretary of Justice mr. Teeven wants to let the newly founded 'kansspelautoriteit' show its teeth against (in our country) illegal operators, and lay a foundation for a (heavily taxed) regulated market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanna View Post
    I was thinking I just read this on another thread yesterday but now can't remember which one.
    Probably mine saying about recovering money from a casino thats been done by police.

    Its a complete pain in the backside. Some rich idiots may of broken the law but its the players that are suffering.

    Like other players who have money pending, I did nothing wrong, I didnt know the servers were located in the Netherlands illegally. However we are being punished for it.


    Surely
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    you saw it in my thread that you posted in on the 28th (as I posted full story). The raids happened on the 27th, known now as "black friday"

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    A bit OT, but the Gaming-Awards website has plagiarized a number of my articles and I have documented about 100 stolen articles on their site. They have used articles I have written many times and once published my work in their magazine Infinity without my permission or attribution. I posted about it here at
    CM
    :

    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/...lagiarism.html

    They stopped for a while and started back up again. The company then threatened (in a ridiculous way) over and over to turn me into the IRS for exposing their company's copyright thefts.

    This is one of their rants before I stopped responding. They continued on later:

    https://twitter.com/gamingawards/sta...12002777976832

    This mindless rant was covered by a number of news sites as well pointing out how shameful this company is:

    http://www.onlinepokerreport.com/652...content-theft/

    http://pokerfuse.com/news/media-and-...er-spat-20-05/

    http://www.pokereagles.com/news/5592...er-writers.php

    Much or all of their site appears to be blacklisted in Google, presumably from all of the content theft, for there are few other reasons for this to happen. I hope to keep it that way and would like to ask the forum to consider removing the backlink in the
    OP
    . It may seem like it is not a big deal but this company deserves no credit in the industry and I am one of their dozens of plagiarism victims trying to fight content thieves like this company that are a huge burden on the industry's writers.

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