The Department of Magical Games and Sports is working in conjunction with the Department of Magical Law Enforcement to crack down on the use of Leprechaun gold to buy souvenirs and team items at Quidditch matches. In recent months there has been a rise in complaints to both departments from disgruntled stall owners who have found their money suddenly disappearing.
"Now I'm not saying that this has only become a problem since the Otley Outsiders were let into the league," said Susan Silverman-Smythewicke, chair of the Society for Souvenir Stall Supervisors, "But this has only become a problem this season, which is the first one the Otley Outsiders have been part of."
Leprechaun gold is created by leprechauns and has the authentic look and feel of real galleons. It is tremendously tricky to tell the difference between leprechaun gold and the real thing. Goblin experts from Gringotts have been called in to the Ministry to train Aurors on what to look for, an action that is no doubt likely to cause friction with WizFirst's Ronald Kneen.