IGT Settles in Finland with Veikkaus Agreement

June 06, 2019 Staff Writer Industry News, IGT 74

International Game Technology (IGT) has unveiled a report stating that its IGT Global Services subsidiary has inked a deal with Finnish gaming firm Veikkaus Oy in order to enter the regulated market in Finland. The company already joined the Norwegian market with Norsk Tipping a couple of weeks ago.

What the Package Holds

Initially, the contract will run for 4 years, and it will include a provision for possible 1-year prolongation. Under the agreement, IGT will be providing its PlayRGS installation, monitoring, support and maintenance. Additionally, the entire lobby of player-tested IGT PlayCasino offering and marketing support will be part of the deal.

Olli Sarekoski, CEO at Veikkaus, commented, “Veikkaus Oy is committed to engaging our players with a variety of highly entertaining games across all channels.” With IGT’s solutions, the brand looks to seamlessly provide top-notch digital content in Finland.

Boosted Resilience

Sarekoski added, “This agreement gives the lottery enhanced flexibility to offer our players the games they want and ensures the sustainability and ongoing success of our digital program.”

Declan Harkin, IGT senior vice president and COO of international, stated that the Finnish brand was “one of the world’s most innovative and sophisticated lotteries” and that introducing IGT library and the PlayRGS remote game server will “significantly enhance player engagement”. Moreover, IGT’s role in the partnership encompasses providing its core lottery central system, sports betting, PlayBingo and land-based casino games.

PlayRGS

The popular parcel includes a wide range of gaming offering such as hundreds of slots, table games, video poker and specialty games. The quality solution backs up a litany of global online gaming brands like Loto Québec and the British Columbia Gaming Corporation in Canada.

IGT COO concluded, “IGT’s extensive experience in the government-regulated digital gaming market will ensure the continued growth of Veikkaus’ digital program, generating funds for good causes to benefit the people of Finland.”

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