Veikkaus claims open Finnish market would increase gambling addiction

Operator asks for continuation of its monopoly, citing a potential increase in gambling addiction and fall in returns to good causes

Veikkaus has called on the Finnish government to preserve its monopoly on gambling, warning that liberalisation could lead to an increase in gambling addiction in Finland and reduce gaming revenues. Mika Niikko, deputy chair of the Veikkaus supervisory board, told Finnish news outlet Uutiset that dismantling the monopoly would also decrease returns to good causes…

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