Lottery pays rival for espionage

The state-owned Staatsloterij lottery company has paid €100,000 in an out of court settlement to the postcode lottery organisation for industrial espionage, news agency ANP reports.

In 2006, the Staatsloterij’s former bosses employed an accountant and a private detective in an attempt to discredit the rival organisation. The organisation has apologised.

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