Finnish report recommends switch to licensing system for online gambling
Report finds half of online gamblers use games outside the state monopoly system, recommends licensing system
A report commissioned by the Finnish Interior Ministry recommends switching from a state monopoly system to a licensing system for online gambling in Finland, stating that the current system loses approximately €500-550 million in tax revenue annually.
The report analyzed national gambling systems of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and France, and suggested that a licensing system would be more effective in increasing the "channelling rate" in online gambling.
If a licensing system is introduced, the report suggests creating a sister company owned by Veikkaus or directly by the state.