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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 2018
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

News Archive 2015
November 19, 2015 Veikkaus Interim Report January-September 2015; 42.8% of Turnover Now Generated by Electronic Channels
October 23, 2015 Lottery Revise Guidelines for Oral Marketing of Products
October 3, 2015 Veikkaus Awards a Record Number of Players
October 1, 2015 National Authority Extends Gambling Advertising Ban
July 31, 2015 Veikkaus’ financial result over EUR 520 million
June 22, 2015 Veikkaus’ CSR and Annual Report 2014 available online


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