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European Lottery

Juha Koponen
CEO's Review of 2014 -Veikkaus’ year 2014 was a success in many ways. We were able to achieve an excellent financial result in spite of the economic recession and the weak growth of 0.4 percent of the gaming market. Veikkaus’ share of Finnish gaming went up to over 50 percent in 2014.   Thanks to customer-oriented development and cost-efficiency, we managed to increase our turnover by 5.4 percent. Thus, our financial result improved by 2.8 percent over the previous year, reaching EUR 520.4 million. Our game reforms were especially successful in the past year: a majority of Finns now know the new Neighbours game, and over 340 000 of them have played it. Nearly one million Finns have already tried Lotto’s new Double-Up feature. The Fixed Odds Betting reform was also well received among our customers.

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EL President Friedrich Stickler: “The revision of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive as adopted today, sets the right balance by, on the one side, recognising the risks of money laundering that lie in the gambling sector through the extension of the Directive to all gambling services, and on the other side, allowing the Member States to apply the appropriate control for the different gambling services. This will lead to an efficient transposition of this revised Directive. ”

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Mr. Peter Kuipers, CEO of De Lotto, said, “We’ve had a trusted partnership with Scientific Games for many years. Our teams have worked with their instant product specialists to create a successful portfolio of instant games enjoyed by players throughout the Netherlands. We have increased the range of services Scientific Games will provide through this contract extension, particularly in the area of marketing and retail distribution, and we look forward to four more successful years together.” John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, “The level of collaboration we have had with De Lotto to manage their instant product has been outstanding. Our Cooperative Services Program drives great results in the Netherlands and in 18 other lottery jurisdictions around the world including Italy, Germany, Ukraine and Dominican Republic. Our instant product management program has consistently generated compound growth greater than the industry as a whole, and we do this by streamlining efficiencies in instant game portfolio design, production, sales, warehousing and distribution.”

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