Some things are worth mentioning in themselves, but which we simply cannot fill an entire page with. Once in a while, we report to you the short messages that, although it does casino news is not really earth-shattering. However, that does not mean that these messages cannot be fun, exciting, informative, or interesting for the industry. A short summary of some events of the past few days.
Illegal gambling Utrecht
Checks were carried out in the Utrecht sub-municipality of Overvecht for alleged illegal gambling practices. A municipal inspector wanted to expose some suspicious practices, but unfortunately, it didn’t get that far. He was surrounded in the restaurant in question by the visitors of the restaurant and kindly but urgently requested to leave. These visitors – as far as they are just visitors – ensured that certain laptops were taken before anything could be checked at all. These laptops inevitably contain suspicious material and sensitive information. It was a precarious situation for the inspector, although it must be stated that he was not injured in any way. It is up to the police to determine whether a report should be filed.
In the upcoming legislative amendment for 2015, it has already been taken into account that providers of gambling games – the online casinos – should contribute to combating gambling addiction. To support this, De Staatsloterij and Holland Casino, among others, have come up with a new slogan, namely Speel Bewust. This slogan will always be seen and heard in the advertisements that these two parties will broadcast from 1 July. It is felt that the desire to promote gambling awareness should be met. Consumer protection, that’s what it’s all about, according to the parties involved. A nice gesture, but it does have something contradictory. On the one hand, you advertise your own product, otherwise, you tell the customer at the same time that your product is actually not completely safe. There’s a saying that goes, “That’s like pincers on a pig.” This supposedly customer-friendly gesture seems to fall into that category.
Something is happening in Almelo
Herman Finkers may say that nothing is happening in Almelo, but it is not entirely true. Last week, during a check-in two buildings on Nieuwstraat, illegal gambling practices were discovered. Apparently, people were aware of these possible practices that were not completely acceptable. Several criminal offenses have been committed in the past at that address. Due to the repetitive nature, the relevant buildings are now closed for 3 months. The control has been tackled in a big way. Employees of the Gaming Authority were present, as well as employees of the Tax and Customs Administration. Naturally, police officers and as many as 20 municipal employees were also involved in this raid.