Veikkaus Oy started its operations at the beginning of 2017, as the Finnish gaming system was reformed and the previous three operators Fintoto, Finland’s Slot Machine Association (RAY), and Veikkaus merged into a single gaming company owned by the Finnish State.
The Finnish system is based on the exclusive right principle, with the purpose of operating games responsibly and mitigating the possible risks involved in gambling. The system secures the legal protection of those engaging in gambling and prevents gambling-related fraud. Veikkaus operates all the gambling games that are offered in Finland. The games fall into three major categories: Lucky Games, Slot Machines and Instant Games, and Skill Games.
Main annual races
– Finlandia-ajo, Vermo, Helsinki, May
– Kymi Grand Prix, Kouvola, June
– Nordic King, Härmä, June
– Suur-Hollola-ajo, Lahti, July
– St Michel, Mikkeli, July
– Kuninkuusravit Vermo, Helsinki, August