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Veikkaus introduces identification requirements for all games

Updated:2024-03-25 14:21    Views:202

Veikkaus’ requirement for identification for its gambling games has come into effect 

At the start of November, it was announced that identification checks for all games was to be introduced at the start of 2024, with the move following a similar identification requirement that was implemented earlier in 2023 for coupon games like Lotto and Eurojackpot. 

The aim of the identification is to prevent gaming disadvantages, facilitate age limit monitoring and generally build a safer gaming environment. 

Players will be able to identify themselves in the same way they would for coupon games, such as with a Veikkaus Card, a driving, personal, Kela card or a mobile card found in the Veikkaus application. 

Veikkaus’ Responsibility Director, Susanna Saikkonen,bingo card said: “From the beginning of 2024, Veikkaus will be the first gaming company in the world to require identification in all digital and physical channel games. 

“When the customer can play only with identification, it is possible for him to track his total playing from the game history. As the year changes, scratch cards also come under the annual loss limit and game suspensions.” 

Head of Lottery Games at Veikkaus, Ville Venojärvi, added: “The change is certainly big for our lottery players, but identification is already quite familiar to players from the coupon games side. 

“This Christmas's lottery sale was quite in line with expectations. Even though lotteries purchased this Christmas can be redeemed without identification until the end of 2024, there was no evidence that lotteries were purchased for storage. This also shows that identification is a familiar procedure for our players and we expect this to go well with lottery sales as well.”