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The gaming operator Veikkaus introduced resuming slot machine and gaming corridor operations in Satakunta area of Finland. Firm ensures that every one actions will probably be according to the coronavirus restrictions.
The momentary prohibition over any actions in Satakura was imposed due to the rising variety of optimistic Covid-19 circumstances.
Satakura is without doubt one of the only a few areas the place playing is allowed presently. Finnish authorities at the moment doesn’t permit playing services and slot machines to function in areas of the nation the place the coronavirus circumstances are reaching larger quantity every single day.
Nevertheless Satakura noticed vital lower in optimistic circumstances, which result in opening of the playing facility however following fundamental Covid-19 measures, that means that the slot machines of Veikkaus can resume exercise.
Measures Because of the Pandemic
The operator acknowledged that from January 16, it can open its slot machines in kiosks, outlets and site visitors stations. The gaming halls will reopen as nicely.
Within the meantime, Åland registered many optimistic coronavirus circumstances and went right into a part of very severe restrictions and Veikkaus was pressured to halt all playing actions within the area.
The operator will swap off all slot machines, will shut gaming revenues throughout the area till the circumstances change.
Final week Veikkaus was pressured to shut slot machines in one other area – Kainuu once more because of the restrictions.
Because of the loses that the operator should face due to all of the restrictions, Veikkaus got here up with a brand new characteristic that can lower the loses.
Since January 12, the End monopoly operator calls for identification for slots machines. The brand new regulation is a part of the participant safety measurements which can be supposed to chop down losses by as much as €300m.
In line with the brand new system, the gamers can have digital id playing cards on their telephones, which they will use to entry any slot they select. This makes it quite a bit simpler for the gamers to manage their playing. In line with Veikkaus’ representatives, this technique can even be sure that all gamers are a minimum of 18 years outdated.
The brand new identification system was speculated to be carried out in 2023. Because of the elevated variety of Covid-19 circumstances in Finland, Veikkaus needed to carry it sooner.
The primary slot machines to make use of identifications have been brough in October 2020 in sure areas of the nation. In November and December extra areas have been added. Now the operator is considering implementing it nationwide.
Veikkaus guarantees to carry much more management measures this yr to make sure participant’s security.
After July, not solely the machines would require identification however different video games too.
Supply: “Veikkaus to renew gaming actions in Satakunta”, iGaming Enterprise, January 15