Veikkaus has decided to reduce the number of its slot machines more than previously planned this year. The company decided to remove an additional 4,500 decentralized vending machines this year.

At the end of last year, Veikkaus announced that it would remove 3,500 vending machines from its network of agents by the end of this year. The reduction is therefore a total of 8,000 gaming machines.

Thousands of vending machines still remain in use.

- In December, the network of agents - shops, kiosks, restaurants and traffic stations - will have a maximum of 10,500 vending machines, says Jari Heino, Veikkaus' Director of Channels and Sales, in a press release.

Veikkaus' gaming venues and vending machines have been out of service in the spring due to corona restrictions. Veikkaus will open its own venues on June 26. and decentralized ATMs 15.7.

Safety intervals must be observed at vending machines and gaming venues to prevent coronary risk.