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A survey released this week by Kasino Curt revealed that many Finnish citizens don't approve of the gambling monopoly Veikkaus, and would instead a more open system in their country.
The survey was conducted by Bilendi Oy and ordered by gaming firm Kasino Curt, which is likely looking to get into the market should things change in the future. The study surveyed 1,000 Finnish adults, and the results were weighted based on variables such as gender, age, and location. According to Bilendi Oy, the study has a margin of error +/- 3.1%.
According to the survey, 31% of Finnish respondents want to abolish the current monopoly and go with a liberalized market, with 27% want to keep the current system. The rest of those surveyed said they have no opinion or cannot state their opinion. Younger respondents are more likely to want to abolish the current monopoly than older respondents (32%-27%). Men also seem to be more in favor of getting rid of the monopoly than women (38%-23%), although women seem to have more of a neutral stance than men.
Commenting on the results Bilendi Oy Senior Client Service Manager Janne Juntunen said, "Based on the survey, Finns seem to be divided between those who are in favour of the monopoly position of Veikkaus and those who are against it. 17 per cent of the respondents had not gambled during the past 12 months, which may at least partially explain why their opinions do not fall at either end of the scale."