Joonas Dammert

Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority to conduct an extensive assessment on the legitimacy of the state operated legal gambling monopoly in 2019

Finland has traditionally had one of the most stringent gambling regimes in the EU with a legal monopoly in place under the Lottery Act (2001/1047). The legal monopoly for the execution and marketing of physical and remote gambling games resides with Veikkaus Oy Ab, a legal entity owned fully by the Finnish government. The monopoly covers games of chance, betting, toto games, slots machines and casinos. Gambling profits are distributed under the Lottery Act to “good …

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