Gambling in Finland (Suomi)
Gambling in Finland is free and legal in all its aspects and currently, as of January 2017, in the process of monopolization. From January 2017 the Finish government announced the merger of RAY (Raha-automaattiyhdistys) which is Finland’s Slot Machine Association, the lottery Veikkaus and Fintoto under the name Veikkaus. Beside the games which these providers regularly offer the merger will provide them with possibility for introduction of e-bets and daily fantasy sports on the Finnish market. The authorized body for regulation of the gambling in Finland is the Ministry of Interior.
Online Gambling in Finland (Suomi)
Online gambling in Finland is restricted to the monopoly operators. It has been legal since 1996, when the lottery Veikkaus was authorized to offer its games over the internet, making it "the first national internet lottery in the world." As of January 2017, new measures for even greater control of the online gambling in Finland are announced. The justification of these policiesis that gambling in Finland is more of a non-for-profit activity