PAF – oversees gambling activities in the Aland Province
Back in 2017, RAY merged with Veikkaus and Fintoto. The new company was also called Veikkaus.
Today, Finnish players can freely gamble at land-based casino establishments. They are also allowed to place wagers at online casinos on one condition. The online casino must hold a license issued by the Finnish Gambling Authorities. At the same time, the government is quite reluctant to grant licenses to international operators despite the increased pressure from the EU.
The current legislative framework does not include a law prohibiting the Finns from playing at foreign sites. On the contrary – their access to international casino sites is not restricted. Online casinos, even those that have gained a reputation of law-abiding ones such as 888.com and 32Red, gladly accept Finnish players.
In other words, the Finns can engage in online gambling activities unless the T&C of the chosen casino explicitly state that Finland is among the restricted countries.
For the time being, international operators are not allowed to use .fi domains and advertise their products and services in Finnish media.