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Finland – Gambling monopoly Veikkaus sheds employees

Some 129 workers at Finland’s national gambling monopoly Veikkaus will lose their jobs, following co-determination talks. The redundancies follow in the wake of the merger of the trotting betting agency Fintoto, casino and fruit machine company RAY and Veikkaus, which previously oversaw the national lottery, into the new brand, Veikkaus Oy, as part of an…

Finland – Playtech powers industry-first RAY-win2day cross-border poker network

Finnish and Austrian gaming brands RAY and win2day have signed a ground-breaking agreement to share cross-border poker liquidity on Playtech’s iPoker-powered network. In an industry-first, the respective Finnish and Austrian gaming brands will join forces to launch a joint poker network using liquidity from both player bases. This will instantly double the number of customers…

Finland – Playtech agrees FRV Finland contract

Playtech and Veikkaus, the lead brand behind Finland’s enlarged FRV Finland group made up of the recently merged Veikkaus, RAY and Fintoto companies, have agreed a landmark contract that 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…

Finland – RAY chooses Arena project in Tampere to house second Finnish casino

Having shelved its plans to develop a casino close to the Vaalimaa border-crossing point in Virolahti, Eastern Finland, Finland’s Slot Machine Association RAY has confirmed it wants to transfer the licence approved for the failed project to the Central Deck and Arena project in the city of Tampere in southern Finland. Tampere is the most…

Finland – RAY updates arcade tables with ICM

Swedish casino distributor company ICM Casino management is supplying high quality chairs to RAY, Finland’s Slot Machine Association, and operator of one casino, 200 restaurant table game locations and tens of arcades around the country. Ray is updating its arcades with live casino tables such as Black Jack- Roulette and Poker tables and has chosen to extend…

Finland – Finnish gambling merger to create one operator called Veikkaus

Finland’s new state-owned gambling operator will be called Veikkaus with a new brand and a new logo set to launch early in 2017. The government took the decision last year to merge its three state-owned gambling operators into a single organisation that would regulate, monitor and operate all types of gambling in Finland. Historically, Raha-automaattiyhdistys,…

Finland – DRGT to install systems for RAY

DRGT and RAY in Finland have reached an agreement for DRGT to provide its systems solutions to RAY’s planned new arcades this year. RAY is Finland’s Slot Machine Association that has the exclusive rights to operate all slot machines, casino games and casino gaming operations in Finland. RAY operates more than 21,000 gaming machines spread…

Finland – Finnish gaming sector showing steady growth

Finland’s state-owned gaming operator Raha-Automaattiyhdistys (RAY) has seen a two per cent rise in revenue to €524.6m for the first eight months of 2015, with growth across all of its gaming sectors. Restaurant, while its Playtech-powered iGaming offering contributed €41.3m, up 7 per cent year-on-year. Casino Helsinki saw its GGR increase by four per cent…

Finland – RAY asks to relocate second Finnish casino licence

Finland’s Slot Machine Association RAY has asked the government to allow it to relocate the licence granted for the now abandoned plans to open a second casino in the country close to the Vaalimaa border-crossing point in Virolahti, Eastern Finland. The project has slowed to a halt due to problems with investment from its Russian…