Finnish Consumer Chief Calls For Veikkaus Controls

Finland's top consumer official is calling for more stringent controls on Veikkaus gaming machines, plus changes that would remove beneficiaries of the operator’s profits from helping supervise the Finnish gambling monopoly.

Veikkaus is already planning to cut 3,000 machines currently found in shops and kiosks by 2022, of 18,500 in total.

But Kirsi Leivo, director general of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority, is calling for lucrative gaming machines to be placed behind screens or limited to controlled environments such as casinos.

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