DSWV statement on the nationwide major raid


The DSWV has learned today from the press about the large-scale police operation against a provider of sports betting in Germany.

This provider is not and has never been a member of the DSWV. We have no knowledge beyond the information disseminated in the press.

The DSWV and its members support effective enforcement against providers who are not willing to regulate, because such action by the authorities will gradually dry up the black market and steer sports betting customers to legal providers.

German media Bild yesterday reported that a high-tech vehicle was used in a mega-raid against a sports betting provider. Police operations are also running in Bremen, Berlin, Saxony, Bavaria and even in Malta and Croatia. There are already arrest warrants against six suspects from the management of the betting provider, all of whom have been arrested.