Online gambling in Finland

With an estimated 40% of Finns gambling weekly and the local (legal) gambling market said to be worth EUR 2.2 billion Finland has since the inception of online gambling been a popular target market for operators. But it’s also a market that the government is very keen to protect from foreign operators. For some time now the government has imposed restrictions on foreign operators from advertising while aggressively marketing their government run local monopoly, Veikkaus Oy.

It’s an approach that saw the European Commission begin infringement proceedings against Finland back in 2006 on the basis that their online gambling laws were protectionist in nature and a violation of EU free trade obligations. While the EC has yet to take the matter to the European Court of Justice, pressure on Finland regarding its current laws may well be the catalyst behind a recent proposal to ban advertising of all forms of gambling – including that of the local monopoly operator.

This approach will certainly level the playing field somewhat and perhaps appease the powers that be at the EC and ECJ, however the exact nature of the new laws and how they will be received was at the time of writing not known.

In any case, at lease one operator that we know of currently offers live dealer games and services tailored to the Finnish playing market.

Best live casino for Finnish players

The only live dealer casino listed on this site offering Suomi language support and Euro (EUR) banking capabilities:

Live casinos for Finland players
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Players from your location accepted
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888 Casino

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No restrictions No deposit restrictions
Maintain account in USD or EURO
Yes Yes European based dealer room with Euro centric games dedicated live room

UNIBET

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No restrictions on Finnish player sign-ups No deposit restrictions
Maintain account in EUR
No Full Suomi language website and support capability European based dealer room with Euro centric games.

LeoVegas

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No restrictions No deposit restrictions
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No Full Suomi language website, support and Suomi dealers European based dealer room with Euro centric games.