Early last month, raids were conducted of four residential premises and one business premises in the province of Groningen. Reason for this was a criminal investigation aimed at four men and a woman. The investigation started after analysis by the North Netherlands Regional Information and Expertise Centre (RIEC). The suspects were using a number of companies in the Netherlands and abroad to run online games of chance, while not in possession of a permit. Part of the illegal proceeds was invested in real estate. Documents, real estate, and three cars were seized during the action by the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD).