The economic crime department of Denmark has accused an online poker player from Denmark of Internet fraud. According to Danish authorities, the poker pro could have cheated at several high-stakes online poker games to win prizes worth millions of dollars.
Torben Koldbrog, the police commissioner of Copenhagen, told local newspapers that a 32-year-old professional poker player is currently being investigated. The Danish police have confirmed that they have not yet formally charged the poker player.
According to PNN reports, Danish investigators feel that the pro could have installed Trojans on several computers to cheat at high-stakes online poker rooms. These Trojans could have helped him view his opponents’ hole cards and thus win the poker games.
As soon as the Danish media announced that Danish law-enforcement authorities may release an official statement regarding the case early on December 11, poker players began discussing the issue at online poker forums. Sunino, a member of Two Plus Two Poker, tried to link the case with a thread that was started in August 2013 about someone trying to cheat Viktor Blom. Blom had leveled some serious allegations of cheating against Robert Flink of Sweden and Peter Jepsen of Denmark in his “The Making of Viktor Blom,” a collection of articles. Blom alleged that Jepsen gave Flink access to his Bet365 account so that he could play with Blom and cheat him of $800,000.
Explaining the issue, Jepsen had said: “I was contacted by Bet365. They came to me and claimed that they had evidence that I had let someone else use my account against Blom. I admitted it, and explained to them that my Swedish friend had lost his own bankroll and was desperate to continue playing. I don’t think what happened next has ever happened before or since.” Bet365 decided to settle the issue by asking Jepsen to play Blom $800,000.
In 2009, Matthew Pitt, the editor of PokerNews UK, said that the Danish poker pro had been involved in other cases of cheating too. Jepsen had explained that a friend suggested that he visit a poker site, which prompted him to install the latest version of Flash. Jepsen requested a friend who worked in the police IT department to investigate the site. The officer analyzed the poker site thoroughly and discovered that the site had a Trojan that could help it record the victims’ personal information, including their user names and passwords.