A study by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) shows just 3 per cent of Finns are considered to have a gambling problem.
Finland.- According to a study by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), just 3 per cent of Finns are considered to have a gambling problem.
This is the same number as reported last year, but the number of those considered to be playing at high-risk levels has come down. This is believed to be due to additional tools being offered to players.
Veikkaus, the government-owned gaming operator, has created an entire division devoted to responsible gaming and has also rolled out algorithms to detect gambling problems from an early stage.
In addition, they have launched various tools for players to use to stay in control of their play.
Amid the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, the operator also took the decision to decrease the loss limit for players to €500 euros.
The previous loss limit for one month was €2,000 with the new limit set to remain in force until at least September.