A desperate lack of new ideas and a woeful image are threatening the traditionally diverse and vibrant Nordic gambling market, as operators and watchdogs alike call for less and better regulation.
GamblingCompliance estimates that the recently-merged trio of Veikkaus, RAY and Fintoto grew combined online gross gaming revenues by 15 percent to around €507m in 2016, offsetting a slight decline...
Åland-based operator Paf (Ålands Penningautomatförening) and its former CEO are undergoing prosecution for failing to prevent money laundering more than five years ago.
The Finnish parliament has approved the legislation necessary to wrap up the merger of the country’s three operators and strengthen the state’s monopoly on gambling.
Finnish operator RAY has unveiled plans to open the country’s second casino in Tampere with the first phase of the project scheduled to be completed in 2020.
Portugal’s Santa Casa now boasts Europe’s second highest rate of instant lottery sales per capita, having grown sales of the product line more than ten-fold since 2010 to €1.1bn in 2015.
Nordic-facing online operators continued to reduce their reliance on their core markets in the first quarter of 2016, with newly listed LeoVegas showing a greater willingness than its peers to tap...
Finland’s government has put forward proposals to broaden legislation to allow the soon-to-be merged state monopoly to offer new products such as fantasy sports and e-sports bets. 
Plans by the Finnish slot machine monopoly RAY to introduce “mini-casinos” across Finland have been given a boost after a plan to open a full-scale casino on the Russian border was jettisoned, and...
Finnish slot monopoly RAY has called for the country’s government to include Åland-based operator Paf in plans to establish a Finnish mega monopoly.

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