The online slots industry was rocked this week after the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) confirmed it had suspended the license of Bubble Group BV, trading as slot developer Sheriff Gaming.
The AGCC was forced to take immediate action after it was revealed that three executives at the company were being investigated by the Dutch Prosecuting Authority, the Dutch Tax Authority and the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelauthoriteit.
The three executives were named as Maurice Gregoire, Michel Gregoire and Stijn Flapper and it is alleged that they are being investigated on suspicion of being involved with seven online gambling sites that operated without a licence.
Sheriff Gaming has now been ordered to immediately suspend its operations within the AGCC jurisdiction until further notice and must attend a hearing that is scheduled to take place at London’s Royal Automobile Club on Tuesday 29th October, 2013.
Chairman of the Kansspelauthoriteit Board of Directors Jan Suyver said “It is of social importance that consumers are informed and warned that if they participate in online gambling there are risks… and I expect this decision to have a preventive impact on other companies and individuals.”
Sheriff Gaming is one of the most renowned 3D slot developers on the market having released such popular slot titles as the Oriental-themed Chinese New Year, the fairytale-based Frog Royale and the heist-themed Piggy Bank.