A technical issue at Swedish state-owned casinos, Casino Cosmopol, led to several slot machines paying out way too much winnings than they should have. Aftonbladet.se, Sweden's biggest news site, reports that one player won more than 600,000 SEK (approx. 62,000 EURO) within a month.
Aftonbladet was in contact with the big winner, who wants to be anonymous.
"My partner and I were at Casino Cosmopol in Stockholm and played the game ‘Pharaoh's Ring'. We quickly won 40,000 SEK. I immediately understood that something was wrong. We went there two days later and won another 50,000 SEK. The most we won in a day was 80,000 SEK," the player told Aftonbladet.
Rumours about the very generous slot machines at Casino Cosmopol quickly spread and players started queuing to play them, which ultimately led to that the casinos found out about the issue and shut down the slot machines in question.
It's believed that the technical issue costed Casino Cosmopol hundreds of thousands of Euro, but the communications manager of Casino Cosmopol, Nina Ehnhage, did not want to confirm any numbers when contacted by Aftonbladet.
"I cannot tell you how much but it's pretty large sums. Thankfully it was winnings paid out in favour of our guests, " Nina Ehnhage told Aftonbladet.
Aftonbladet: "Will you demand that players return their winnings?"
Nina Ehnhage: "No, we have no way of doing that. We can only congratulate those who received too much winnings"