Illegal gambling marketing to Finnish minors investigated by police
Finnish police investigate a gambling operator for illegal marketing efforts, including targeting minors with text messages
An operator illegally targeted minors in Finland with gambling advertising, according to an investigation by the National Police Board.
The identity of the operator involved in the multi-channel, Finnish-language marketing has not been disclosed.
The marketing effort included sending text messages to consumers and appeared on several websites, including Finnish-language affiliate websites.
Any gambling advertising apart from that offered by monopoly operator Veikkaus is illegal in Finland.
The police may seek to impose a fine, depending on the operator’s response.