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Veikkaus unveils new live casino offering supported by Playtech

Finland’s Paf renews long-standing Kambi sportsbook partnership

Gambling tech provider Playtech has been selected as the exclusive live casino partner for Finland’s state-owned monopoly operator Veikkaus.  Playtech’s winning tender builds on the London Stock Exchange-listed company’s previous partnership with Veikkaus, spanning across online casino, online poker, retail VLT machines, as well as a casino management system, which now also includes live casino games.  The extension clause is …

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EveryMatrix smashes all commercial records in 2023

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EveryMatrix has proclaimed its “best financial results in its 16-year history” as the igaming and sports betting technology group sets new growth and profitability records. Publishing its Q4 and full-year results, EveryMatrix registered a 75% increase in FY2023 consolidated net gaming revenues (NGR) of €114m (FY2022: €65m). Headline growth reflects EveryMatrix expanding its key client base across all products and …

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OpenBet to power Veikkaus sportsbook in evolving Finnish market

SBC News OpenBet to power Veikkaus sportsbook in evolving Finnish market

OpenBet has announced a long-term partnership with Finnish state-owned gambling company, Veikkaus Oy.  Moving forward, Veikkaus’ sportsbook platform will be powered by OpenBet’s technology, as the betting operator’s online and retail betting operations are expanded.  Described as a ‘highly strategic move’, OpenBet will also be providing Veikkaus with its Managed Trading Services.   Nikos Konstakis, Chief Product Officer at OpenBet, commented: …

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Veikkaus sets sights on post-2026 Finland market leadership

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Finland’s state-owned gambling monopoly Veikkaus Oy has initiated several structural changes ahead of a planned legislative overhaul of the country’s gaming licencing system. Under plans by the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, the monopoly held by Veikkaus is set to end in 2026, being replaced by a ‘partial licence system’. Veikkaus will remain exclusive licensee for lottery and land-based gaming, …

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Veikkaus begins ‘transformation programme’ for monopoly closure 

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Veikkaus, Finland’s gambling and lotteries monopoly, has initiated a ‘transformation programme’ to brace itself for a significant ‘system change’ in Finnish gambling. The company anticipates that proceedings will commence this fall. Earlier this year, the Finnish government confirmed its intention to terminate Veikkaus’ monopoly privileges by 2026. This move is part of a broader strategy to restructure Finland’s gambling market. …

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Veikkaus welcomes ‘good and balanced’ Finnish reforms report

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Veikkaus OY has welcomed the study into the Finnish gambling market and international comparisons published by the country’s government this week. The state-backed betting, gaming and lotteries monopoly largely agreed with the Ministry of the Interior’s assessment of Finland’s gambling landscape, particularly that change is needed. In the report, policymakers estimated that around €500m to €550m in Finnish gambling revenue …

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Finland assess international comparisons as unlicensed turnover hits €500m

Betsson’s BML Group becomes first MGA licence holder fined by Finnish police

The Finnish government appears to have reached the conclusion that its existing gambling monopoly is not faring particularly well, and that a changeup in the licensing framework is a necessary remedy. Findings from a recent study into the monopoly held by Veikkaus found that the state-backed betting, gaming and lottery operator is losing its grip on the country’s wagering market, …

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Veikkaus to ‘superserve’ NHL fans in Finland via sportsbook partnership

SBC News Veikkaus to ‘superserve’ NHL fans in Finland via sportsbook partnership

Veikkaus has inked a deal to become an official sportsbook of the NHL in Finland for the remainder of the current season and the upcoming 2023-24 season. As part of the partnership, the Finnish government-owned betting company will have access to tailored hockey content in the aim of providing each customer an ‘enhanced and authentic’ experience. Tuomo Torkkola, Relationship Manager …

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Veikkaus reports flat 2022 as customer care duties are increased

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Veikkaus OY has returned profits of €680m to the Finnish state, matching its previous year’s performance despite its business facing a “challenging operating environment”.  Publishing its full-year 2022 accounts, Finland’s state-owned gambling and lottery operator generated group revenues of €1.07b, corresponding to a 2% on FY2021 results of €1.1bn. The group’s lottery unit registered a sluggish performance, despite the full …

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Politicians express unity on Finnish licencing overhaul plans

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The Finnish government’s change of heart on the future of the Veikkaus monopoly has broad political support from the country’s political parties, according to media reports.  Local news service Yle.fl quoted three political stakeholders representing different political blocs in Finland’s parliament – the Centre Party and National Coalition Party (NCP), and the Labour Institute for Economic Research (Labore). All three …

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