Online gaming titles supplied by Blue Gem Gaming have been removed from the internet following an ongoing Dutch investigation surrounding the operator who formerly offered the games.
Just less than a month ago, Blue Gem Gaming began marketing online and mobile casino game titles previously associated with disgraced 3D slot developers Sheriff Gaming.
However, Blue Gems website is no longer online and all third-party hosting sites also have had the content removed.
It is presumed that the Dutch authorities currently working on the Sherriff Gaming case have seized all assets in conjunction with Sheriff’s bankruptcy proceedings.
Sheriff Gaming had developing 3D slots titles and licensing them to online gambling operators, but last May, Dutch authorities accused Sheriff’s owners and CEO of a variety of criminal offenses, not only related to Dutch gambling laws
but also including money laundering and drug dealing.
The executives were arrested then denied bail, eventually prompting regulators to first suspend then revoke the B2B gaming license of Sheriff’s parent company, Bubble Group, which was forced into bankruptcy in late February.
Blue Gem Gaming, who claim to an unaffiliated company, launched with a plan to continue marketing Sheriff’s gaming titles to online gambling sites.
The firm claimed to be founded by “the development team that originally created the games and exclusively licensed its IP to Sheriff Gaming whilst the company was trading.”
Said team included Tim Flapper, the brother of currently incarcerated Sheriff CEO Stijn Flapper, but the company told eGaming Review that Tim wasn’t “on the payroll, in a key-figure position or co-owning in any way.”
Flapper’s next pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 23.