Gambling Supervision Checks Findings on Lottery Stakes

January 31, 2020 | Lottery News

MAGDEBURG, Germany – New findings on unusually high stakes have brought the top gaming supervisory authority in Saxony-Anhalt on the scene German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (dpa) reported Monday.

A review of possible violations of the rules on gambling and money laundering, which had been ongoing since last summer, was intensified, as a spokesman for the responsible interior ministry said at the request of the German Press Agency. The state lottery company handed over the relevant documents on the events to the auditors on Monday. When the exams can be completed is unclear.

Specifically, it is about the findings of the Lotto investigation committee in the State Parliament, which have been public in the past few days. Accordingly, in 2017, high stakes for the Oddset sports bet fell in the Zerbst area for the first time. Nine players were identified

who would have wagered more than 100,000 euros within six months? At Oddset, the outcome of football matches is set. The sales development of a lottery shop in Zerbst was particularly striking after the owner had changed there.

Lotto Saxony-Anhalt reportedly reported the events to a central office as planned. According to the information, criminal behaviour has so far not been proven. Where the money for the high stakes comes from has so far not been clarified, according to witnesses from Lotto employees.

The chairman of the U-committee, Andreas Steppuhn (SPD), had said after the witness interviews that he expected the Ministry of the Interior to act as a supervisory authority as well as the public prosecutor’s office to clarify and clarify the proceedings.

SOURCE: Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (dpa).

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