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Which country has the highest gambling losses?

Gambling is a huge industry worth billions of dollars each year. The most common method of gambling is online. Macau is at the top when it comes to revenue per capita, but it doesn't rank very high on the list of countries with the highest gambling losses. Australia has more slot machines than any other country.
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SBC: CasinoBeats Summit 2023

SBC is organizing a conference on iGaming strategy, innovation and development. The CasinoBeats Summit 2023 will be held in Malta from March 21-23. Over 160 executives from the gaming industry are expected to attend the event. Speakers include Andrea Bellezza, Asami Tanaka, Benjamin Truman, Emil Christensen, Lasha Kiladze, Leanne Muleba, Mark Grech, Michael Daly, Paul Fraser, and Will Barnes. They are: Alexandru Ababei, Alexandre Abbei (Global Casino Campaign Manager, Mr Green - Part of William Hill), Asko Keiskanen (Head of Gaming, Veikkaus), Christine Debono (Marketing Director, Videoslots), David Plumi (Regional Managing Director for LATAM & Spain), Ivana Flynn (SEO Director), Lucas Lebleu (Casino Director) and Richard Veltri (COO, Coolbet).
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@amusnetinteract celebrates grand success at @iGamingSummit - World's Gaming Festival Europe 2022

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Sweden's Behold Ventures has raised $25.9M to invest in Nordic gaming startups.

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@FocusGamingNews named #OnlineGamingMedia of the Year at @iGamingSummit Festival Europe One of the biggest events in the international igaming calendar is underway in Malta.

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SBC to Stage Cream-of-the-Crop Event for iGaming Professionals at CasinoBeats Summit 2023

SBC is organizing a conference and trade show for iGaming professionals at CasinoBeats Summit 2023. The conference will be held at InterContinental Hotel in Malta from 21-23 March. It will focus on i gaming strategy, innovation and development. Over 160 industry game-changers will offer a deep dive into slots and live casino games. They will discuss affiliate marketing trends and share their thoughts on country-specific regulations and safer gambling standards. The speaker list includes Andrea Bellezza (Vice President of EU and Asia, KaFe Rocks), Asami Tanaka (Japan SEO Manager, Acroud), Benjamin Truman (COO, MediaTroopers), Emil Christensen (Professional Gamer, KD.BET), Johan Styren (CEO, Dilanti Media), Lasha Kiladze (LK Gambling, Digital Marketing Consultant), Leanne Muleba (cOO), Mark Grech (Founder, ProdMark 365), Michael Daly ( CEO, Catena Media).
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SBC to Stage Cream-of-the-Crop Event for iGaming Professionals at CasinoBeats Summit 2023
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EveryMatrix wins Veikkaus public tender for Online Casino Games as a Service

EveryMatrix has been awarded the public tender to provide the Finnish state-owned gaming and lottery monopoly Veikkaus with a vast library of casino content. EveryMatrix will integrate the supplier’s CasinoEngine solution and source a catalogue of 65 game providers. The supplier will distribute proprietary content from its gaming studios and content of its exclusive SlotMatrix partners. Veikaus has over 2 million customers and is a member of the World Lottery Association.
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EveryMatrix wins Veikkaus public tender for Online Casino Games as a Service
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NetEnt signs online casino supplier agreement with Veikkaus

NetEnt has entered into a license agreement with Finland’s state-owned gaming operator Veikkaus. NetEnt will supply a broad range of its popular digital games to Veikkas” online casino. The expected commercial launch of Net Ent‘s online games with Vekkauses is in the first half of 2019. The agreement is for a period of four years and the revenue value for Netent is estimated to be in range between EUR 5 and 9 million.
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Norppa Kasino and the Nordics

DoubleUp Group is interested in the Nordic market and Baltic saimaannorppa seal. DoubleUp and Emma L. talk about the group's latest moves in Nordic and casino traditions in Scandinavia.
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EveryMatrix goes live with its in-house content in New Jersey through BetMGM partnership

EveryMatrix goes live with its in-house content in New Jersey through BetMGM partnership. EveryMatrix will distribute content from its studios to BetmGM's platform through its CasinoEngine solution. Every Matrix has been awarded the public tender to provide the Finnish state-owned gaming and lottery monopoly Veikkausits library of casino content. The company also announced earlier in October it has seen $979 million in turnover in 2022 for its sports product solution OddsMatrix. It is a new milestone for the product.
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The Best of Online Casinos in Finland

Finland is a beautiful country known worldwide for its majestic nature and easygoing people. The state runs entities that monopolize all gambling activities in the country. Before a gambling unit will be introduced to the public, it has to be checked thoroughly by their high authority.
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The Best of Online Casinos in Finland
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European Casino Association Awards Two EDP 2022 Diversity Scholarships

The European Casino Association has awarded two ECA Diversity Scholarships to two candidates for the Executive Development Programme. The EDP is a pre-eminent gaming leadership course. It is sponsored by AGEM, Clarion and UNLV International Gaming Institute. This year's scholarship covers the full cost of the programme. The Executive development programme is held at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Two candidates from Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and Veikkaus were awarded the scholarships.
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Changes to gambling laws in Finland

Finnish Parliament approved the Finnish Gambling law reform at the end of 2021. Most of the changes entered into force on January 1st of 2022 and the rest will be implemented on 1 January 2023. The new law aims to strengthen the position of government-owned betting agency Veikkaus and to reduce the harm caused by gambling.
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Changes to gambling laws in Finland
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EveryMatrix to power Veikkaus casino with content

EveryMatrix has won a tender to supply Veikkaus with content for the next six years. EveryMatrix will be the official content supplier for Veikkas. Veickas is a Finnish state-owned gaming company. According to Vekkauses' most recent numbers, it is popular with at least two million people in Finland. Every Matrix will also provide Veckas with its CasinoEngine solution. The company is planning to expand its reach and introduce new content. It is also considering expanding its products abroad. Its iGaming Integration solution will bring 65 different game providers to the fore.
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EveryMatrix to power Veikkaus casino with content
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EveryMatrix wins Veikkaus’ online casino games tender

EveryMatrix has won Veikkaus’ tender for the supply of 65 online casino games. The games will be offered to players in Finland. Veikkas” monopoly status in the country has been questioned recently. In December 2021, Finland‘s Constitutional Committee said that there was nothing to justify protecting Vekkauses“ monopoly.
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Finnish grocery store slots will see some changes on Sept. 1, 2022

On September 1, 2022, the menus on the slot machines in grocery stores will be restricted from view. The games will only be available for play between the hours of 9:00 and 21:30. Customers will need to authenticate themselves to play the games. No changes have been announced for slots found in service stations, restaurants, or kiosks. The consolidation of the gambling industry in Finland has made it easier for authorities to implement responsible gambling measures.
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Veikkaus ready to end gambling monopoly, switch to licensing model

Veikkaus wants the government to consider allowing foreign online gambling and gaming companies to operate in Finland under domestic rules. Veikkas has a monopoly in the digital gambling market. Finland's digital betting market was valued at 520 million euros in first half of this year. About half went to Veikkas and the rest to foreign operators.  Foreign operators do not pay any taxes in Finnish and donot have to comply with Finnish legislation.
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Finland’s Gambling Operator Veikkaus Ready to Give Up Monopoly

Veikkaus wants to give up its monopoly position in Finland. Veikkas' deputy CEO Velipekka Nummikoski points out that there is no regulation of gambling in the country. According to Veikkas' interim report, 50% of all money wagered online in Finnish goes directly to foreign companies that are unregulated by the Finnish government.
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Veikkaus Introduces New Restrictions on Slots in Shops

Veikkaus, a state-owned Finnish gambling company, announced new restrictions concerning slot games. Starting September 1, gamblers will have to abide by new playtime restrictions when playing in shops and grocery stores.
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Veikkaus Introduces New Restrictions on Slots in Shops
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Do Finns Prefer Casinos or Regular Games?

Gambling and gaming are similar activities. Finns enjoy both gambling and video gaming activities, which are often similar. Finnish online casinos have a thriving online gaming industry. iGaming is a convergence of gaming and gambling activities that leads to a higher participation level. iGambler's report compares stats for Finnish casinos with video games to see which activity is more popular among Finn's.
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Do Finns Prefer Casinos or Regular Games?
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ECA announces winners for European Dealer Championship 2022; event to return in 2023 in Cyprus

The European Dealer Championship concluded at Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco on 18, 2022. It was the 14th edition of the event. There were 40 participants from 23 different European countries. Christoph Boo from Casino Zurich, Switzerland was named this year’s European Champion. Daniel Rhodes, Hippodrome London, and Zoltan Horvath, Casino Györ, came second and third. The event will return in 2023 in Cyprus.
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Veikkaus Launches B2B Subsidiary “Fennica Gaming”

The new business-to-business operations of Veikkaus’ subsidiary Fennica Gaming Ltd have been launched. The company provides game services and products to corporate customers on international game development markets. It has already signed its first business contract with Lotteries Entertainment Innovation Alliance (LEIA). The first gambling companies to adopt games by Fenica were the Norwegian company Norsk Tipping and Svenska Spel. The eInstants developed in Finland have already been available on Nursk tipping”s website since 20 April.
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Reliable Ways to Make Deposits at Finnish Online Casinos

Finns spend 10 billion euros a year on gambling. Finland is among the TOP-10 countries in Europe where the iGaming industry is most developed. Three organizations control the gambling industry: Fintoto, RAY and Veikkaus Oy. Online casinos transfer money to charity, sports, medicine, art and social programs.
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The Finnish gambling act designed to protect problem gamblers, or ensure a state monopoly?

The reforms introduce payment blocks for iGaming operators advertising for Finnish players except for state-owned monopolies. The identification will be rolled out to extend to land-based slots. Private individuals advertising by influencers is clamped down with a possible penalty payment of up to tens of thousands. B2B business for the Finnish monopoly can be done with international igaming operators.
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The Finnish gambling act designed to protect problem gamblers, or ensure a state monopoly?
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The latest gambling regulation changes in Europe

Gambling is sometimes frowned upon and considered a taboo subject. Many governing bodies try to regulate gambling. Europe is trying to change gambling regulations to ensure players are protected. The top countries in Europe are implementing changes to gambling regulation. The latest gambling rules changes in the European Union are as follows:
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The latest gambling regulation changes in Europe
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Casino of the year

The Londoner Macao is a new integrated resort from Sands China. Casino di Venezia is the longest standing casino in the world. Travellers International Hotel Group grew revenue by 53% year-on-year and 46% quarter- on-quarter at Resorts World Manila. Veikkaus added loss limits to its land-based slot machines at its Casino Helsinki venue. The company intends to shift Altira Macau casino towards premium mass customers. It is expected to take place in coming months. In the three months to 30 September 2021, Traveller International Hotels Group generated Php4.9bn (US$97.5m) in gaming revenue at the Philippines’ first integrated resorts.
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MrQ Expands Its Partnership with Red Tiger, Adds iGaming Content

MrQ has expanded its partnership with Red Tiger and added iGaming content to its platform. Red Tigers is a leading supplier of online casino software. MrQ's players can play Dynamite Riches, Gonzo’s Quest Megaways and Reel King Mega under the Daily Jackpots category.
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The Jerusalem Post

The gambling land scape In Finland

Finland has just 16 casinos, but the gambling industry is very popular. The gambling space in Finland started with just the Payazzo machine in the 20s. Since WWII, the government has enjoyed a huge monopoly in this space. In 2001, Raha-automaattiyhdisty came into play to regulate the industry. New laws were introduced to better manage how people access their favorite markets. The Lotteries Act, 2001 is the legislation in charge of gambling in Finnish. It was designed to help government stay on top of things and protect players. Europe is not happy about this.
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The Jerusalem Post

Pay n play casinos in Finland

Playing online casino games in Finland is controlled by the government. There is just one legal option: Veikkaus, which is the state-owned betting agency. Finns prefer MGA-licenced online casinos.
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Finnish parliament passes gambling reforms at first reading

Finnish parliament passes gambling reforms at first reading. Reforms include introduction of payment blocking for any operators other than monopoly Veikkaus. Marketing regulations would change with the revised Lottery Act. Advertising of gambling games deemed harmful would be banned. The bill will now need to be approved in the second reading before it can be sent to the president to become law. Maarten Haijer, secretary general of the European Gaming and Betting Association, criticised payment blockings as an effort to prop up Veikkas' monopoly.
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Finnish parliament passes gambling reforms at first reading
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Is Finland a good destination for casino lovers?

Finland is a great tourist destination. It has historical and cultural attractions. The cuisine is fantastic and the population is diverse. There are opportunities to enjoy new casinos and make some money.
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Problem Gambling Rates Dropped to an "All-Time Low" Because of Veikkaus Loss Limits

Veikkaus, the Finnish national betting agency, is wholly owned by the government. It is the country's only legal betting licensee for lottery and sports betting. Monthly loss limitations for online games such as Galaksino Casino Games were decreased to €500 in April 2020. They were made permanent in June 2021. Loss limits were applied to physical slot machines in August 2021, and up to 100,000 players stopped gaming between September and October. The amount of Veikkas’ revenue from slot machine revenue has declined from 40% in 2019 to 20% by 2022.
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Problem Gambling Rates Dropped to an "All-Time Low" Because of Veikkaus Loss Limits
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Loss Limits Help Slash Problem Gambling Rate, Says Veikkaus

Finland's Veikkaus introduced loss limits for its fast-paced games such as slots. The government approved them this summer. In September, the loss limit became valid for brick and mortar machines. Veikkkauses revealed on Tuesday that the problem gambling rate has plummeted.
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Loss Limits Help Slash Problem Gambling Rate, Says Veikkaus
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A look into gambling laws in Scandinavia

There are many countries that have to decide whether they wish to legalize gambling. Some countries have readily embraced the industry, while others adopt a more conservative approach. This discussion will focus on specific Nordic countries and their regulatory framework on gambling, and the agencies responsible for monitoring gambling activities.
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A look into gambling laws in Scandinavia
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Veikkaus announces slot closures as Covid rules tighten again

There was a resurgence of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Satakunta. The government has reintroduced its ban on restaurant and cafe operations, as well as dancing and karaoke. Slot machines in grocery stores, kiosks and service and traffic stations will remain playable.
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Veikkaus announces slot closures as Covid rules tighten again
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State gambling firm Veikkaus cutting up to 190 jobs

Finland's state-owned gambling monopoly Veikkaus announced on Friday that it will lay off between 125-190 employees. The company needs to save about 15 million euros per year by 2024. It will shut down its thousands of slot machines in November 2020.
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Eurosport fined €800,000 in Finland over gambling ads

Eurosport fined €800,000 in Finland over gambling ads. Broadcaster was found to be advertising gambling services to Finnish players during ad breaks for several years. The ads were deemed to have been targeting Finnish people as they included Finnish bank credentials and were in Finnish. Under new rules, monopoly operator Veikkaus would no longer be permitted to advertise slots.
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Finland to introduce payment blocking and ban slot ads in new Lottery Act

Ministry of the Interior proposes to reduce the disadvantages of gambling. Payment blocking for non-Veikkaus operators that direct their advertising to the Finnish market. Marketing regulations would change with the revised Lottery Act. The advertising of harmful gambling games would be banned. The law would require to operators to include information about gambling’s age limit and the possibility to apply for a ban on gambling in marketing communications.
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Veikkaus Announces Temporary Closure of Restaurant Slots in Satakunta

Veikkaus has closed its slot machines in restaurants and cafes in Satakunta, but its gaming halls will remain open. The government has banned the operations of restaurants, cafes and karaoke in the Satkunta region due to a resurgence of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
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Veikkaus resumes slots in Satakunta restaurants as Covid-19 controls ease

The shut-down for the gaming machines was announced on 24 September. It came into effect a day later. The machines will be available to players from today (1 October) in facilities in South Karelia, Satakunta, Vaasa, Southwest Finland and Uusimaa. Opening hours will remain restricted. This follows the closure of Veikkaus' casinos and retail outlets for large parts of 2020.
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Veikkaus’ Casino Helsinki introduces slot machine loss limits

Veikkaus’ Casino Helsinki introduces slot machine loss limits. The limits will come into effect from 24 September. A block button has also been added to the slot machines to prevent gameplay. The measures are part of Veikkas” key responsibility measures aimed at preventing gambling harm. 7% of its players generated 50% the revenue in 2021 so far.
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Lidl to Remove Slot Machines from all its Finnish Stores

Lidl Finland will remove slot machines from all its stores this summer. The chain has 250 machines in its shops. Lidls will lose millions of euros in commission from the state gambling agency Veikkaus.  Lids wants to set an example as a company of responsible choices.
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Veikkaus Data Shows 7% of Players Bring in 50% of Revenue

7% of players account for 50% on revenue of Finnish gaming monopoly Veikkaus. In the first half of 2021, 1.7 million customers played Veikkas games. This is half the company's revenue from 119,000 players. Finland's gambling industry is 50%. Only 2.5% are responsible for the money spent on gambling. Vekkauses is trying to improve its image and reduce problem gambling in the country.
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Veikkaus ID data shows 7% of players responsible for half of takings

Half of Veikkaus' revenue came from 119,000 players in 2021. 80% of Finnish gambling takes place via registered players. Veikkas introduced mandatory ID verification to its products in January and retail betting in June. The company aims to have all products subject to ID by the end of 2023. It also introduced a €500 daily loss limit and a self-exclusion policy.
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Finland: Gambling laws and regulations in 2021

Finland has one of the most liberal approaches to gambling regulation. The gambling industry in Finland is lucrative and has secured one place in the world's top ten largest gambling nations. Online casinos are sprouting up left and right within Finland. There are still a number of laws and regulations that govern the industry. However, the Finnish Lotteries Act gives the state-owned operator Veikkaus Oy a monopoly over all gambling activities. It was estimated that the gambling market in Finns will grow by 10% from 2020 to 2021. It's the responsibility of Veikaus to ensure that all betting and gambling activity are done responsibly and safely.
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Veikkaus posts H1 revenue decline despite online gains

Finland's state-owned gaming operator Veikkaus recorded a 13% fall in gross gaming revenue to €527.1m in the first half of 2021. Covid-19 related restrictions continue to have a major impact on its business.
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Finland is one of the 5th biggest betting nations in the world. The two land-based casinos in Finland usually contribute all their money to philanthropy. Online casinos are legal but only under national control.
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Veikkaus Imposes Max Online Slot Limits On Land Based Slot Machines

Veikkaus has a gambling monopoly on the Finnish gaming market. The new max betting limit on online slot games was set at €500 per day and a max of €2,000 per month. The Finnish Ministry of the Interior passed a decree approving a cap on max limits. In June 2021, the government decided to make max slot loss limits permanent.
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Finnish operator Veikkaus extends digital loss limits to retail slot machines

innish government-owned betting agency Veikkaus will introduce compulsory loss limits to slot machines as of 1 September 2021. The measure follows similar measures for a safer gaming environment applied to fast-paced online games for over four years. Loss limits applied by the Ministry of the Interior range between 1 and 500 euros a day and 1 to 2,000 euros per month. Slot machine gaming has decreased by over 30% in Finland in 2021 due to a reduction by 40% of total number of slot machine machines. Covid-19 restrictions are believed to have affected customer habits when engaging with slot gambling.
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Veikkaus extends compulsory loss limits to physical slot machines

Veikkaus introduced compulsory loss limits for online customers in May last year. The government extended the measure in June this year and extended it to physical slot machines in stores, kiosks, restaurants and service stations. Customers must authenticate themselves and choose a loss limit before they can play the machines. Since January, physical slots machine gaming has decreased by 30%. Veikkas estimates that the responsibility measures reduce its return to the state by €300m annually.   . . . It is estimated that it is important that this cuts are estimated to hit problematic gambling in particular.
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Veikkaus to Equip Its Slot Machines with Loss Limit Feature

Veikkaus is introducing a loss limit feature to its slot machines from September. The company operates thousands of slot machine arcades across Finland. It is the only company permitted to conduct gaming and sports betting activities in Finland and it is installing the feature as part of a corporate social responsibility program. The Ministry of the Interior has previously set a maximum loss limits of €500 per day and €2,000 per month.
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Veikkaus slot machines to include loss limiting feature

A feature allowing players to limit their losses will be installed on slot machines operated by Finland's state gambling monopoly Veikkaus from September. The Ministry of the Interior has set a maximum loss limit of 500 euros per day and 2,000 euros a month. Since January, players must authenticate themselves using a Vekkauses-issued identification card before using slot machine.
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Veikkaus to open redundancy discussions with 830 staff

The most affected division of Veikkaus will be its channels and sales team. The terms of the employment contracts with around 330 employees may change substantially. Veikaus has taken a number of consumer protection measures this year. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) ended 2020 with a call to the Finnish government to ‘fix’ its gambling policy. A survey in 2019 found that a slight majority of Finnish citizens are in favour of abolishing the current regulatory framework for gambling.
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Relax Gaming's new premium slot game, Spirit of the Beast, goes live on June 22, 2021. The game is a new take on the classic slot games with Native American themes and features. Relax Gaming provides more than 2,000 online gaming titles to its partners.
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Veikkaus Publishes Guidelines for Using AI in Gambling

Veikkaus has published guidelines regarding the use of artificial intelligence in gambling. It uses AI for a number of operations including digital marketing, betting odds calculation process, operating a customer service chatbot and making automatic money laundering notifications. The operator is committed to communicating openly and clearly as to how it uses artificial Intelligence. It also ensures the protection of any information used by AI and secure storage and processing of this data.
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Veikkaus to resume gambling activities in Satakunta

Satakunta was downgraded to 'basic' Covid-19 measures, so Veikkaus can resume slot machine activity. Veikkkauses will open its slot machines in kiosks, shops and traffic stations from early tomorrow morning. The government upgraded Åland to the ‘accelerating or spreading’ phase of Covids- 19 restrictions, meaning certain new rules will not come into place.
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Veikkaus to Roll Out Mandatory Slot Machines ID Verification on Jan. 12

Veikkaus will introduce mandatory ID verification controls across its network of slot machines on January 12, 2021. The company has been able to complete the task a few weeks earlier than expected. The new measures will enable players to self-exclude from gambling across Veikkas’ slot machine estate.
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EGBA Urges Finland to Fix its Gambling Policy

EGBA urges Finland to end its gambling monopoly. It is the only EU member state that still has a gambling monopolistic. Public opinion is shifting in favour of an end to the monopoly, as evidenced by a 2019 survey. The majority of Finns gamble on international betting websites. They offer better returns, higher winnings and a wider selection of products. They pay their taxes elsewhere. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Netherlands have already introduced open-licensing for online gambling. Finland should do the same.
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Popular slot machine games in Finland

Themed slots are gaining in popularity in Finland and other Nordic countries. Finnish players like NetEnt’s Hall of Gods and Rabcat's North Storm. Net Ent”s NorthStorm is based on Nordic legends. RabCat“s game bears magical runes as symbols and comes with Avalanche reels. There is also a trilogy consisting of Vikings Go Wild, Vikings go Berzerk and Vikings went to hell. The trilogy features three male and one female Vikings. Free spins feature is brought into play by three or more Free Spin Scatter symbols. The game has the free spins.
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Veikkaus to launch mandatory slot authentication in January

Finnish gambling operator Veikkaus will introduce mandatory authentication on its land-based slot machines from 12 January 2021. The company announced last year that tighter responsible gambling controls would be introduced in the future. Veikkkauses operates in 16 health care districts in Norway. If COVID cases reduce in those districts after 16 December, the slots can reopen.
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