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Kallasvuo to head gaming integration

Government Communications Department 26.10.2015 13.44
Press release 568/2015

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, LL.M., has been appointed as head of board of a company designed to promote the integration of Finnish gaming companies. The board of directors of the forthcoming integration company will have five other members, of which three will represent existing gaming companies. The board of the integration company will be nominated in November.

On 15 September 2015, the Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy took the view that Finland’s three gaming organisations (Veikkaus Lottery, Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY, and Fintoto horse betting) should be merged to form one organisation with a monopoly in gaming. The matter was prepared on the basis of a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding, endorsed also by the gaming companies. The companies will continue to operate as independent actors in gaming until such time that their activities are merged under a single, new gaming company.

Inquiries: Markus Lahtinen, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, (Economic Policy Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 404