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State-owned gambling monopoly Veikkaus sheds 129 jobs

Some 129 workers at Finland’s national gambling monopoly Veikkaus will lose their jobs, following co-determination talks which came to a close on Monday, the company has announced. Image: Ismo Pekkarinen / AOP A total of 129 jobs will be cut at gambling monopoly Veikkaus, according to the company.  The cuts affect some 65 to 70 contracted employees, about 20 temporary workers and some 25 employees due to retire from the company. Company management and representatives of some 960 employees…

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The gaming operators’ final year was a record-breaking success

The year 2016 was the last year of operations of the Finnish gaming operators Fintoto, Finland’s Slot Machine Association, and Veikkaus. At the beginning of 2017, a new gaming company was launched, as the gaming operations of the three previous operators merged into a single company called Veikkaus. The new Veikkaus Oy is owned entirely by the Finnish State and has the exclusive right to operate all gaming in Finland. The gaming revenue continues to be used for good…

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