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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:
Number of Employees: 341
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 2017
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

News Archive 2014
August 15, 2014 Game Reforms Responsible for Improved Earnings and Revenue
May 27, 2014 Veikkaus Launch New Geolottery Game Using GTECH software
May 19, 2014 Veikkaus Solid Performance despite Challenges
May 8, 2014 Veikkaus launches geolottery Naapurit
April 16, 2014 Veikkaus to Unveil New Game Based on Neighbours
March 20, 2014 Veikkaus Annual General Meeting: the Full-Year 2013 earnings 506.3 Million to be Distributed to Finns
March 12, 2014 Decline in Lotto’s Popularity
February 12, 2014 Veikkaus Profit Increased by 506.3 million, Digital Sales Account for More Than a Third of sales
February 5, 2014 Veikkaus Digital Sales Account For More Than A Third of Sales
December 31, 2013 Lottery to Amend Policy on Releasing Regional Location of Winners


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