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Tag: Finland

Corona is fast forwarding our industry’s development

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Christer Fahlstedt, CEO of Finnish gaming operator Paf, acknowledges national loss limits represent the shape of things to come but contends that rather than taking an adversarial approach to online gambling, European governments must “shoulder the responsibility” of ensuring the sector is properly regulated.

Kasino Curt pursues land-based market after Finnish police challenge

Former Finnish online casino affiliate site Kasino Curt has been relaunched, with a new focus on land-based operations. The site, previously taken offline following a clarification request from Finnish police, will continue to target a solely Swedish demographic. “They suspected that Kasino Curt is marketing online casinos to Finns and Swedes,” said founder Sami Helenius. “After reading their message I immediately understood...

Karjala Kasino rebrands, launches Karelian language option

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  Karjala Kasino has announced that Swedish and Norwegian players as well as Karelian-speaking customers can now enjoy a “completely localised experience” at the online casino.   “Karjala Kasino was rebranded and given a completely new look and content in the start of November,” Karjala Kasino CEO Adnan Maslo said. “We have added local Karelian dialect and based on previous demand, we...

International support continues to grow with 47 nations represented at the first Gaming Africa

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Gaming professionals from Brazil to Botswana, Germany to Ghana and Lithuania to Lesotho will be amongst the delegates expected at the inaugural Gaming Africa, Clarion Gaming’s two day conference and learning symposium being held across 24th and 25th October in Johannesburg. Representatives from a total of 47 nations have registered to be part of the free to attend event, including...

Playtech agrees FRV Finland group contract

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Mutual interests and expertise will help to grow the Finnish market in a sustainable manner   Playtech and Veikkaus, the lead brand behind the FRV Finland group, have agreed a landmark contract that, they claim, will guarantee growth in the Finnish market. Building on six years of partnering with RAY, Finland’s Slot Machine Association, Playtech will supply the new Veikkaus-led brand with...

Second mainland casino planned for Finland

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Plans have been unveiled for mainland Finland’s second casino, as the country’s gaming monopoly selects a site 100km north of Helsinki. James Walker reports.   A new mixed-use leisure development in southern Finland will feature the country’s second mainland casino, according to the state-owned slot machine association and gambling operator, Raha-automaattiyhdistys (RAY). In February 2016 the city of Tampere, 100km north of Helsinki,...

RAY sees double-digit casino growth in first half of 2016

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Finland’s state-owned gaming monopoly, Raha-automaattiyhdistys (RAY), continues to benefit from growth across all digital channels and game categories, with the group reporting a 16.3 per cent rise in active customers in the first half of 2016. “The digital casino gaming business income rose by 13.8 per cent,” RAY said in August. “Mobile gaming channel margin almost doubled, with growth of...

Finland’s merged gaming operator to be named Veikkaus

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The merger of Finnish betting and gaming firms RAY, Veikkaus and Fintoto is now underway, with the first elements of the new brand due to launch at the beginning of 2017.   On September 17, 2015, Finland’s Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy approved the high-profile merger of the country’s three gambling operators, Fintoto Oy, Veikkaus Oy and Rahaautomaattiyhdistys (RAY). Following a lengthy...