Finnish Politicians Submit Proposals for Lottery Act Reform

This week Finnish politicians submitted their proposals to the country's Parliament related to rule changes for the Lottery Act, which is what is used for the basis of gambling rules.

Among the proposed changes are a payment blocking scheme that would see non-Veikkaus operators that target the country being targeted. The list of sites to have payments blocked would be assembled by the country's police, who'd provide the details to financial groups. There would also be mandatory identification for all forms of gambling instead of just slot machine betting.

There'd also be marketing changes, which would include a blanket ban on advertising on slots and other games that are determined to be harmful.

The process is still in the early parts of the discussion phase, with lawmakers set to debate potential changes to the law before it goes up for a vote and is implemented as law.

We're following the story and will update readers as we learn more.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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