• $470,00 of Seized Online Gambling Funds Go to Police Department

    08 June 2011

    Newspaper

    “The cooperation between our department and [ICE HIS] investigation goes far beyond normal law enforcement task forces,” County Police Chief James Teare Sr. of the Anne Arundel County Police Department said. Ice being the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s and HIS being the Homeland Security Investigations division. How far beyond “normal law enforcement task forces”? $470,407.62 worth.

    From late 2009 through 2011, ICE and HSI ran an undercover operation where they set up an online payment called Linwood Payment Solutions.

    According to reports, during this operation, over 300,000 transactions totaling over $33 million were processed for the companies ThrillX Systems and K23 Group financial Services companies which were recently indicted. About 11 bank accounts were seized that held players funds from TruePoker.com, DoylesRoom.com, and betED.com.

    The Anne Arundel County Police Department had three officers assigned to the case during that time and has now received a check for $470,407.62 for their time and hard work put into the operation. County Executive John R. Leopold also said that the department expects to receive more forfeited assets in the future.

    Asked how come the money was given so quickly after the indictments were unsealed, HSI special agent William Winter said, “The money that was shared back today is from seizures that happened more than a year ago.”

    Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold said of the biggest donation ever made to the department,

    “Especially in these tough economic times, when I’ve had to make very unpleasant budget cuts, I’m pleased to see these revenues will come to the police department to help them out and help them do their job.”

    Interesting, I wonder about the players whose money is in TruePoker.com, DoylesRoom.com, and betED.com and their economic times. Wondering if they will get their money back from these online poker sites as it is generously being spent by ICE and HSI. All these people were doing was playing online poker, which to this date we cannot find a law against it.

    Related News

    • Blueprint gaming adds to its portfolio another branded title goonies return

      Gambling News

      Blueprint Gaming Adds to its Portfolio Another Branded Title – Goonies ReturnIvan Stefanovic19 October 2021

      Blueprint Gaming brings a sequel to its 2018 release called Goonies Return. This game provides a similar playstyle, improved design, and several exciting features that are built on the original idea and allow fans of slot machines to enjoy this title again. This title will be a trademark based on an 80s movie, directed by Spielberg. Betting Options and Bonus Features Like in the original title, the action takes place on 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 active paylines.

      Read full article
    • Yggdrasil to supply betway with its premium offering

      Gambling News

      Yggdrasil to Supply Betway with Premium OfferingIvan Stefanovic15 September 2021

      Yggdrasil intends to significantly expand access to its gaming library through a collaboration with well-known online casino and sports betting provider, Betway. According to the agreement, the supplier will provide its portfolio to the operator across various regulated markets, including the United Kingdom, Germany, which recently opened the market to licensed online casinos.

      Read full article
    • What are the online gambling trends for

      Gambling News

      The Future of iGaming- Top Trends Shaping Online Gambling IndustryAleksandra Zolotic06 September 2021

      As dynamic as it is, the online gambling industry is constantly undergoing various modifications and transformations. By exploring the possibilities of game development, bringing more efficiency and safety to money transactions, suppliers push the limits and level up player experience continuously. Over the course of the past decades, we have witnessed multiple groundbreaking chances, but surprisingly, there’s always room for more.

      Read full article