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Betting group Winamax is under fire from their own players after they allege that the company failed to protect the integrity of their poker games by allowing bots to participate.
Sixteen players are accusing Winamax of allowing bots to participate in games, which resulted in losses of between €10,000 and €50,000 each. The group has filed a civil complaint against the software group as well as X, which is a pseudonym for one of the players who used bots. The lawsuit could eventually result in criminal charges if it's pressed hard enough.
Justine Orier is an attorney representing the players. In the lawsuit paperwork, she asserts: "Winamax is indebted for a legal obligation of transparency of gaming operations," states the lawsuit filed by Ms. Justine Orier on behalf of the players.
"To date, Winamax refuses to provide information on the session that took place during the VictoriaMo / mr.GR33N1 survey. There is however no legal justification that allows Winamax to decide partially and unilaterally the rules of the investigation and not to communicate on its content."
That last statement could cause some issues for Winamax, as the players could appeal to France's regulator ARJEL to require full transparency in the case. That would likely require full access to paperwork related to poker games as well as models it uses to detect fraudulent activity.
This matter is likely to drag on for the foreseeable future, and the CL News team will keep readers updated as we learn more about the case.