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Internet casino Tivoli has been accused of profiting off gambling addicts, after a punter's son sent a letter to the casino's CEO stating that his father played there and that there was no control system in place to keep his father from betting a large sum of money.
The issue stems from an incident where a man who has been called an alcoholic who was also depressed lost more than 500,000 kroner at Tivoli. The incident came over a two month period, and saw no contact made between the casino and the gambler, despite him exhibiting risky betting behaviors. The punter's son asks why there is no control system in place, like Tivoli competitor Danske Spil has.
The letter in part read: "Why is there no alert system that my father in November and December 2015 played for a total of 500,000 kroner. Sick people cannot stick to a controlled maximum number of games per day, week or month. They cannot stop. And you know that."
In response, Tivoli CEO Lars Liebst said that he wondered if the son would have written the letter had the addicted gambler won the same amount that he lost, and pointed out that the gambler was of the legal age to place bets over the internet, and thus was responsible for his choices.