Svenska Spel Compensates Players After Cheating Scam

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Swedish online betting monopoly firm Svenska Spel announced that it has decided to compensate some 25,300 players who were affected by a cheating scam that was revealed earlier this year.

The scam was triggered by a group of players who ran betting bots for the site's poker network in April, causing roughly $586,000 in damages to players. It was originally thought at the time of the scheme's revealing that only $280,000 in damages were created. The Swedish monopoly confirmed that 15 different accounts were involved in the scam.

In various statements, Svenska Spel employees admitted that they had made mistakes in their investigative process, admitting that they should have asked for police help sooner.

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