The former Director of MetroPlay owned betting site 666Bet Paul Bell has been arrested by UK police to be questioned for his potential connection to a £21 million fraud and money laundering case.
Bell was taken into custody at Heathrow airport last week as a result of the investigation. Six others were also arrested and thirteen different properties were raided, with more than £1 million in cash being seized in those raids. He was initially questioned and released, but then re-arrested on the Isle of Man where he remains in custody.
MetroPlay has had an interesting month, as it temporarily closed its doors following a license suspension by the UK Gambling Commission. Following that news, Leyton Orient FC cancelled its sponsorship contract with MetroPlay, and the 666Bet logo will no longer appear on the club's shirts.
666Bet Manager Neil Andrews said that the arrest is not related to the site's betting activities, and said that his site will remain temporarily closed for what it calls "maintenance".
Bell has denied any wrongdoing, and it is unsure what the future holds for the executive, who reportedly holds a personal fortune worth £400 million.
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