Over $500,000 Repaid to Victims of Bot Ring on Svenska Spel
Swedish national operator Svenska Spel announced this week that SEK 3.8 million (approximately USD $586k) has been repaid to players who were victims of a bot ring that operated across more than a dozen accounts for at least six months.
As exclusively reported on pokerfuse back in February, Svenska Spel had suspended accounts and initiated an investigation after players reported suspicious activity in NL Hold’em games from NL50 up to NL500.
In a statement published earlier this week, Svenska Spel CEO Lennart Käll stated that the long wait to repay players was due to a thorough, drawn-out investigation to uncover all accounts involved and to identify all victims. Millions of hands were analyzed.
Following these investigations, the amount repaid is more than double what was originally suspected, and one more bot account was identified.