After a joint operation, two illegal establishments of gambling forced to shut down by Austria’s Federal Criminal and Financial Police. In Vienna Districts Donaustadt and Rudolfsheim Funfhaus, the process took place. During the operation, Austria’s officers found confiscated gambling machines and drug. In Austria, due to the rise of illegal gambling in 2020 gambling machines more than 1,400 were seized.
Drugs Found, Gambling Venues Shut Down
On February 24, an anti-gambling operation conducted by Austria’s financial police and Federal Criminal Police units. Police hit two gambling venues, and these are Vienna Districts Rudolfsheim-Funfhaus and Donaustadt.
Several wagers tried to escape during the police raid at eh Rudolfsheim-Funfhaus venue, but unfortunately, they failed to escape. During the bust, the police confiscated drugs, seven gambling machines as well as cash. Later, more drugs found in the venue when police took drug-sniffing dogs’ help and selling more drugs; containers also seized.
A restaurant hides the Donaustadt districts gambling venue and on the ground floor bar sealed of it. While inspecting the place, the officers found 34 on 3 poker tables and more than €21,000 cash carried by each player and two gambling machines also seized by the police.
The responsible people for running illegal gambling ventures become investigated and apprehended by the police; the police found it through the investigation.
High Record of Using Drug and Illegal Gambling in Austria
The day-to-day activities of local law enforcement impacted by Covid-19; the police try to intensify the illegal wagering crackdown. In Austria, the use of drug and illicit betting run wild. In 2020, according to the report of the police, gaming machines confiscated more than 1463. Moreover, the words sign that the engine seized increases 7.3 per cent annually.
In combination with gambling, drug use has a severe socio-economic consequence that plagued Austria. Often, Addicted gamblers compensate for their loss involve in criminal activity, and thus the crime rate in the society also increases.
The government continues to crack down on those wagering gangs, and control of the betting players also stormed up. A new transparency requirement issued in Austria, and a new supervisory authority formed.