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Online casino in Finland

There is a state monopoly on organization gambling and lottery drawings in Finland. The regulation of online games based on the Law on Lotteries (1047/2001 [1]) as amended. Income from gambling goes to social and charitable needs.

Veikkaus Oy controls all actions and operations in the gambling industry — the state regulator and operator of online gambling and land-based casinos in Finland since 2017. PAF (Ålands Penningautomatförening) — an international gaming company, founded in 1966 on the Åland Islands (an autonomous province of Finland).

Finnish law does not provide for issuing licenses for international operators. Also, foreign online casinos are prohibited, but the Finnish government has not created a mechanism to block foreign gambling establishments' resources. Therefore, Finnish citizens can play on international websites of operators and bookmakers.

These organizations conduct business under the leadership of the government. The issuance of licenses for international operators by Finnish law not provided. Foreign online casinos are prohibited, but the Finnish government has not created a mechanism to block resources. Therefore, Finnish citizens can play on the websites of international operators and bookmakers.

Online Casino Rating in Finland
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Veikkaus Casino
3159points
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Casumo
716points
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The website of the gaming service veikkaus.fi in Finland presents traditional online casino games (roulette, poker, baccarat, blackjack), slot machines, online lotteries, sweepstakes, and sports betting.

To participate in the online casino, you must have a bank account in Finland, live in the country, have Finnish social insurance, and be an adult.

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Veikkaus Oy has agreements with software providers: NetEnt, Yggdrasil, SBTech, IGT.

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The legislative for online casinos in Finland

License for online casino The state monopoly on the organization of gambling
Law Lotteries Act (1047/2001) as amended
Penalties No
Language Finnish
Payment systems PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, EcoPayz, Paysafecard, Euteller, Trustly, MasterCar

Regulatory Responsibilities in Finland

Veikkaus [2] is founded by the Finnish government to manage gambling activities and reduce its risks responsibly. Protects participants and prevents gambling fraud. In addition to the Law «On Lotteries», the company is guided by the Government Decree «On the Implementation of Gambling Managed by Veikkaus Oy» (1414/2016) [3], Government Decree «On the Advisory Council on Gambling» (658/2017) [4].

Government agencies controlling Veikkaus Oy: 

  • Ministry of the Interior [5] of Finland.
  • Advisory Board under the Ministry of the Interior.
  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, National Institute of Health and Welfare.

The Ministry of Health is working with Veikkaus Oy to the scrutiny of gambling addiction problems.

Veikkaus Oy manages all gambling permitted in Finland: 

  • online casino (table, slot machines) and poker; 
  • online lotteries and eBingo; 
  • tote;
  • sports betting.

PAF [6] (the administration of the online casino) located in Åland. The operator acts based on a license issued by the Government of the Åland Islands. PAF's activity based on the Law of the Province «On Lotteries» (1966:10) [7]. In 2016, the Provincial Law on Amendments to the Law on Lotteries (2016:11) adopted.

On the website the types of games [8] are presented:

  • gaming machines; 
  • video poker; 
  • casino games (roulette, baccarat, poker); 
  • live casino; 
  • bingo; 
  • lotteries; 
  • sports betting.

The government of the Åland Islands decides on the approval and implementation of each of the above games.

Registration requirements for the PAF website: 

  • be adult; 
  • have a bank account in the country; 
  • live on the territory of the Åland Islands; 
  • not speak on behalf of another person;
  • the player must be capable of controlling actions while playing.

The operator can ask the participant to provide documents to confirm identity and age.

Residents of Finland and the Aland Islands are responsible for the legality of their use of online gambling services while they are outside the country.

Player protection measures in Finland

The Finnish government controls the distribution of advertising from foreign operators. The Veikkaus Oy monopoly operator is not allowed to advertise on state television channels. The authorities plan to impose sanctions on displaying advertising from unlicensed operators to revoking licenses for broadcasting television channels broadcasting such videos.

To prevent problems associated with gambling, Veikkaus Oy:

  • monitors compliance with age restrictions; 
  • sets limits on games with a higher risk of liability; 
  • fully informs the participants about the game (about the rules, winnings, bonuses, contacts of the support service);
  • does not give a false impression of the chances of victory.

The company recommends that Finns register as a regular customer at the online casino and play with the Veikkaus card.

Player identification allows to use of game management tools:

  • specify restrictions on playing time and bet limits; 
  • establish self-restriction on participation in online casino for the desired period (max one year); 
  • follow your gambling history by clicking on the link «OMA VEIKKAUS [9]»; 
  • block access to online casinos.

State-owned operator Veikkaus Oy is funding the Finnish Ministry of Health for research on gambling and the development of measures to prevent the effects of gambling addiction.

Support Contacts for Players and Affiliates

Ministry of the Interior Finland
Ministry of the Interior Finland
Finland
Player Hotline
Player Hotline
Siltasaarenkatu 12 A, 6. krs, 00530 Helsinki
Veikkaus
Veikkaus
Veikkaus Oy, Aku Korhosen tie 2, FI-00440 Helsinki
Paf
Paf
Lövdalsvägen 8, PB 241. AX-22100 Mariehamn, Finland
FAQ about Online Casinos in Finland
Do players have to pay tax on winnings in online casinos in Finland?

In online casinos — NO. The tax levied on winnings received from bets in legal gambling establishments of the country or on the websites of operators from member countries of the European Economic Area.

Are there any free games in Finnish online casinos?

Yes. Players can play slot machines, board games, scratch cards for free to understand whether it is worth continuing to participate in real money.

Is there a fee for withdrawing finance from an online casino in Finland?

No. Online casinos rarely charge a commission from players. The participant's payment service can charge a transaction fee (relevant for currency conversion). The player can find out all this from the operator on the casino's online pages before depositing or withdrawing funds from the game account.