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Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 04:40:25 AM
FTimes Report, February 26
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy on Tuesday outlined measures which would strengthen the gambling monopoly in Finland. 
Licensed Finnish gambling operators are ensured an opportunity to develop their activities in a responsible manner to be able to renew the supply of their games and remain attractive in the rapidly changing and digitalising operating environment, according to a press release of the Government Communications Department.
The Cabinet Committee decided to support the gambling operators' proposal to set up a digital monitoring group, which is to analyse ways of preventing operations that violate the Lotteries Act.
Citizens' awareness of safe and legal gambling will also be enhanced. Proposals for the prevention of gambling activities that violate the Lotteries Act will be prepared by the end of 2014, said the release.
The policies adopted by the Cabinet Committee are based on the European Commission's decision according to which the Commission will not take action as regards the legality of Finland's gambling monopoly.  
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