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Ron Bielecki fined €480,000 for illegal gambling advertising


Controversial web star Ron Bielecki boasted about his earnings from casino streams. Now the Berlin public prosecutor's office is presenting him with the bill.

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Ron Bielecki at the Venus erotic fair: He earns his money with often adult partnerships

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The YouTuber and streamer Ron Bielecki is known for party excesses, provocations and bullying, but he earns a lot of money thanks to sponsors from the gaming industry, among other things.

As the "Wirtschaftswoche" reports, the public prosecutor's office in Berlin has now presented him with a fat bill.

Bielecki should pay 480,000 euros because he advertised illegal gambling on Twitch.

Specifically, the prosecutors accuse the Berliner of having participated in illegal gambling 51 times.

And 37 times he is said to have advertised the providers on the channels he operated.

However, both are illegal.

Gambling providers in Germany require a state license, and according to the Criminal Code, advertising unlicensed offers can even be punished with a prison sentence of one year.

Boasting as a basis for calculation

In order to calculate the amount of the fine, the prosecutors did not see the professional streamer's accounting or tax return.

They just believed what he said in his own videos.

The result was a daily rate of 4,000 euros, at which the public prosecutor's office said they had made a deduction.

Flaunting your own wealth is part of the business model of the so-called casino streamers.

Bielecki caused a scandal last year when he had an argument with a security guard while attending a concert and accused the man of being a “low earner” in front of the camera: “What do you earn a month?

1500 Euro?

I'll piss them out.” Bielecki later apologized for the insult.

The penalty order of the Tiergarten district court is not yet final.

According to the report of the "Wirtschaftswoche", Bielicki has lodged an objection to the decision.

This usually means that a court will deal with the case.

The YouTuber has not yet responded to a request from SPIEGEL.


Source: spiegel

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