Former footballer Kuyt did not gamble 25,000 euros a day

Former footballer Kuyt did not gamble 25,000 euros a day

Dirk Kuyt was recently in the news in a negative way. The former footballer gambled with the online bookmaker Edobet. The company is possibly owned by a drug criminal from The Hague. Kuyt made use of the gambling site's services. In addition to Kuyt, former international Wesley Sneijder was also interviewed by the police, but he denied having gambled with Edobet.

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Illegal Gambling

The former Feyenoord player gambled with Edobet, an illegal provider of online gambling. The gambling company is allegedly in the hands of the son of the well-known criminal Piet S. The drug criminal is allegedly in charge of a large-scale drug network that operates internationally, reported https://cricket360.bet/live-cricket-stream/.

Kuyt denies having played with large amounts of money

The documents that have surfaced indicate that Kuyt would normally have bet around 25,000 euros per day on sports matches at Edobet. In addition, Sneijder would not want to pay off his debts and his family was threatened. It is still unclear whether it is actually about gambling debts, since Sneijder denies having gambled with the illegal provider.

Kuyt, for his part, denies having played with such amounts. "What I would also like to say very briefly is that the amounts that are mentioned, also by the police interrogators, that that is absolutely not true. That never took place," the former professional footballer said in the RTL7 studio. "I took a gamble, just like many people have done I think in their lives. Nowadays we are also thrown down with that in the commercials. I will not deny that I may have been naive, and that I will do things differently in the future is certainly a fact," Kuyt said.

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Legal Gambling in the Netherlands

In October 2021, about ten providers received a license from the Dutch Gaming Authority. This makes it possible to gamble and bet on sporting events legally at these gaming providers. Some examples of legal providers are Bet365, BetCity.nl, Bingoal and Jack's Online.

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