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Glitch makes losing impossible at web casino

Swedish online casino Mr Green announced on Wednesday that it has corrected a technical problem that made it impossible to lose money when gambling on the site.

Glitch makes losing impossible at web casino
Mr Green website acknowledges technical difficulties (bottom right)

“What happened is that people could spend money without it being withdrawn

from their account. It was just like being at an automatic teller machine,” the web-casino’s managing director Mikael Pawlo told AFP.

The computer bug affected a newly launched game and lasted from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning. Some 200 gamblers benefited from the fault, but won’t be able to keep the money as their accounts were later corrected.

“We’re happy when our guests win, that is what makes us appealing. But in

this case, it was a bit too much,” Pawlo explained. “Those technical faults are exceptional, but happen sometimes with new games,” he added.

The aim of the game, called “House of Fun,” was to find the way out of a

house by opening doors and clicking on animations. Mr Green was launched in August 2008. It is registered in Malta and has some 150,000 customers in Sweden, Finland, Britain and Austria.

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Swedish police remove sculpture mistaken for suicide victim

Police on the island of Gotland removed a public sculpture from the Galgberget nature reserve near Visby on the grounds that it is just too creepy.

Swedish police remove sculpture mistaken for suicide victim
The gallows at Galgeberget. Photo: Artifex/WikiCommons
According to local news site Hela Gotland, someone was out for a stroll on Galgeberget (the Gallows Hill) on Wednesday when they saw what they thought was a body hanging after a suicide. Local police were contacted but when they went to investigate they instead found a sculpture by artist Jessica Lundeberg. 
 
The artwork, entitled ‘The Watcher in the Woods’, is a partially transparent plate sculpture that looks like a spooky little girl. 
 
 
Despite discovering that the suspected suicide victim was actually artwork, police determined that Lundeberg’s piece could scare others and thus took the sculpture down. 
 
“It was decided that if it were to remain, more people would likely be frightened in the same way,” Gotland police spokesman Ayman Aboulaich told Radio P4 Gotland. 
 
Lundeberg told Hela Gotland that the sculpture has been at Galgeberget since a public art project last summer and that this was the first time it had caused any concern. She said ‘The Watcher in the Woods’ was the only piece that was allowed to remain after the end of the project. But now it is there no more. 
 
 
Lundeberg has taken the sculpture back to her studio. While she hopes it will eventually return to Galgeberget, the artist told Hela Gotland it seems unlikely.  
 
She said that the sculpture was damaged by police. 
 
“It was ragged, dismantled and broken. I was horrified when I saw it,” she said. 
 
Police have reportedly promised to pay any necessary repair costs.
 
Although the person who reported the sculpture to the police has not spoken with the media, their jump to conclusions could perhaps be attributed to the nature reserve’s macabre history. Galgeberget is still home to gallows that were used to hang criminals for centuries. The last execution to be held at the site was in 1845, according to Hela Gotland
 
 
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