The public image and function of gambling provision in Finland: Scrutinizing a policy system

  • Hellman, Matilda (Principal Investigator)
  • Alanko, Anna (Participant)
  • Egerer, Michael (Participant)
  • Lerkkanen, Tuulia (Participant)
  • Järvinen-Tassopolous, Johanna (Project manager)

Project: Research project

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Description (abstract)

In the beginning of 2017, Finland merged its three monopoly-based gambling companies into a single company. This merger was partly the result of a need to comply with the European Court of Justice Decision concerning the acceptability of a gambling monopoly despite the European free market. Following advances in gambling technology related to Internet gambling and machine design there was a need to prevent inter-monopoly competition in the gambling provision (Ministry of the Interior 2016). The merger was also justified publicly in terms of better mitigation of social and health-related gambling harms.
The PubFunc-project recruits focus roups through a population survey investigating the views that different types of gamblers have of gabling policy in general, and the newest changes in Finnish policies in particular,
Short titlePubFunc
Effective start/end date01/03/201731/01/2020