Finland's Veikkaus violated the law when it made significant changes to its central game system procurement contracts and awarded a long-term deal to International Game Technology (IGT), the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has said.
The gambling monopoly signed a new contract with IGT in 2018 without putting it out for bids, according to the KKV.
IGT had previously signed a contract for game systems development in 2004, but the new deal was different enough in operating model, pricing and servicing agreements that a new tender should have been run, the consumer agency said on Monday.
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