Two charged after running online gambling operation

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Two charged after running online gambling operation
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INDIANAPOLIS — An investigation by the Indiana Gaming Commission led to two individuals being charged for reportedly running an illegal internet-based gambling operation out of Morgan County.

Robert Vincent and Timothy Vanwanzeele are facing the following charges:

  • Corrupt Business Influence, a Level 5 Felony
  • Money Laundering, a Level 5 Felony
  • Professional Gambling Over the Internet, a Level 6 Felony
  • Promoting Professional Gambling, a Level 6 Felony

According to court documents, the IGC launched an investigation into the internet-based gambling operation in June 2021 after an anonymous individual reported “DDDare Poker Club,” on the Pokerrrr3 platform. The anonymous individual played poker on the DDDare Poker Club platform and claimed to have lost $50,000.

In September 2023, the IGC received renewed information from an additional anonymous individual that court documents identified as a “confidential source.” This source reported Vanwanzeele as a co-operator in the poker club.

The financial records revealed that Vincent received around $1,724,757.00 in transfers to respective financial platforms between July 1, 2020 and Nov. 20, 2023. Vanwanzeele received more than $201,342.00. Authorities believe that most of the transactions were made to facilitate poker games on the DDDare Poker Club platform.

Information will be updated as it is made available.