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Oy Veikkaus Ab
Address: Karhunkierros 4, 01009 Veikkaus Finland
E-mail Address:
Riitta Nissi, Communications Manager
Phone: +358 9 852 61
Fax: +358 9 854 0515
Population: 5 million
Managing Director: Juha Koponen
Year Lottery Founded: 1940
Sales FY 2014:
Sales FY 2015:
EUR: 1,959,489,000
EUR: 2,095,305,000
Number of Employees: 350
# Points of Sale: 3,892
On-line Vendor: GTech
Instant Ticket Vendor: Pollard Banknote
Games Offered: Lotto, Viking Lotto, Joker, Bingolotto, TV games, Football Pools, Betting games, Off-track Horse Betting, Instant tickets
Beneficiaries: Arts, sports, youth work, science
Jurisdiction: Finland

Background Information

The State owns 100% of the shares of Veikkaus. The Council of State grants the licence to Veikkaus and the Ministry of the Interior supervises its activities.
It is the largest of the three organisations licensed to conduct money games in Finland.

News Archive
August 11, 2021 Veikkaus Closes Slot Machines in Cafés and Restaurants in a Coronary Situation in Areas in the Spread Phase
August 11, 2021 Veikkaus Plans to Modernize, Streamline, and Reform Its Organization – Co-Operation Negotiations Concerning 830 People Launched
March 15, 2021 Veikkaus Offers More Chances to Play Safe – Nearly 30,000 Customers Have Opted for Gaming Self-Exclusion
January 12, 2021 Veikkaus’ Slot Machines to Undergo a Historical Reform – Authentication Helps to Prevent Gambling Problems and Underage Gambling
January 12, 2021 Ministry of the Interior: Proposal for Reforming Finland Lotteries Act Sent Out for Comments
August 31, 2020 Veikkaus Proposes to Bring Forward Compulsory Authentication in Gaming Arcades - Aiming to Make Online Gaming Loss Limits Cover Even Slot Machines
July 15, 2020 Veikkaus Reopens Gaming Machines Across Finland for First Time Since March
December 10, 2019 Veikkaus Named a New Ethics Advisory Board
December 5, 2019 Veikkaus Will Limit Gaming Machines to a Maximum of Seven Per Location from January
November 7, 2019 Minister Says Online Gambling and Launching New Games Could Offset Removal of Veikkaus Slot Machines
October 31, 2019 Responsibility for the Individual in Focus in Veikkaus’ New Strategy – Compulsory
October 23, 2019 Veikkaus Comments on Automatic Gaming Key Figures - Turnover or Gross Margin?
October 11, 2019 Changes in the Composition of Veikkaus' Supervisory Board
September 5, 2019 State-Owned Gambling Agency to Remove Slot Machines, Cut Marketing
September 5, 2019 Veikkaus' Board of Directors Issues - the Company's Operations to be Developed Through New Measures
August 29, 2019 Regina Sippel Appointed Veikkaus’ CFO
August 21, 2019 Veikkaus’ Executive Vice President Responds to Kauppalehti Journalist Senja Larsen's Commentary
August 14, 2019 Finnish Gambling Monopoly to Establish Ethics Board Following Ad Controversy
August 10, 2019 Non-Governmental Organizations Want Public Health Experts on Board of Finland's Gambling Monopoly
August 6, 2019 Veikkaus is Making Significant Changes to Its Marketing
July 5, 2019 Veikkaus: Innovating Through Collaborative Competition
May 15, 2019 Veikkaus Reports a Good Start in Q1 2019 Despite the Challenging Market Situation
April 10, 2019 Veikkaus to Hold an Innovation Challenge Week to Find Startups and Begin Collaboration – Focus on eSports
February 14, 2019 Veikkaus’ Year 2018: Veikkaus Prepared for Major Changes in the Operating Environment
January 21, 2019 Lottery and Betting Agency Veikkaus to Cut 400 Jobs, May Halt Restaurant Gambling

News Archive 2018
August 31, 2018 Veikkaus’ New Executive Team Appointed
August 28, 2018 Veikkaus Release Interim Report Q2/2018; Preparing for Large-Scale Changes in the Coming Years
June 1, 2018 Finland Ranks Fourth Among the World’s Biggest Gamblers
May 31, 2018 Finnish Gambling Monopoly Removes over 100 Jobs
May 9, 2018 Veikkaus’ Interim Report Q1/2018: Veikkaus Invests in Gaming Control Tools
March 12, 2018 Veikkaus’ Year 2017: The First Year of the New Veikkaus Went According to Expectations
February 9, 2018 Veikkaus Report the First Year of the New Veikkaus Went According to Expectations
February 5, 2018 Veikkaus Say Results of a Survey That Show Youngsters Have Easy Access to Slot Machines "Disappointing"
January 5, 2018 The Sale of Veikkaus Games  in Åland Terminated

News Archive 2017
September 25, 2017 Veikkaus Launches Anniversary Instant Ticket in Celebration of Finland’s Centenary
September 21, 2017 Interim Report T2/2017: Veikkaus Has Over Two Million Loyal Customers
June 8, 2017 State-Owned Gambling Monopoly Veikkaus Sheds 129 Jobs
April 20, 2017 Veikkaus Starts Statutory Negotiations - Can Result in 140 Redundancies
April 11, 2017 Veikkaus Starts Redundancy Talks, 140 Jobs on the Line
March 20, 2017 Veikkaus-win2day Go Live with Industry-First Playtech Cross-Border Poker Network
March 17, 2017 Veikkaus and Austrian Oesterreichische Lotterien Launch Joint Poker Network
January 3, 2016 Majority Want to Keep State-Run Gambling Monopoly

News Archive 2016
September 25, 2016 Changes to National Lottery Make Hitting the Jackpot a Little Harder
August 9, 2016 Veikkaus Announce the Executive Team to Lead the New Finnish Gaming Company
June 28, 2016 Olli Sarekoski Appointed CEO of the New Finnish Gaming Company
June 16, 2016 The New Gaming Company Will Be Called Veikkaus
May 23, 2016 Veikkaus’ 75th Anniversary Turned Out a Year of Record Success — Profit Went Up to EUR 537 Million
April 15, 2016 Veikkaus’ 75th Anniversary Year Was a Record Year - Net Profit Rose to €537 Million
February 14, 2016 Finland’s Largest-Ever Single-Winner Claims Record 14.1 Million Lotto Jackpot in Tuusula
February 8, 2016 Veikkaus’ 75th Anniversary Turned Out a Year of Record Success — Profit Went Up to EUR 537 Million


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