Finland places Betsson on payment blocking list


Finland’s National Police Board has prohibited Betsson Group subsidiary BML Group Ltd from accepting any payments by placing it on the national blocking list.

Payment blocks in gambling came into force from the beginning of 2023. The goal of the regulation on payment blocks is to influence the availability of gambling in Mainland Finland.

By influencing available gambling services and their accessibility is an effective means to prevent gambling related harm. Gambling outside Mainland Finland is not restricted or regulated by the Lotteries Act. To protect players from harm and safeguard the monopoly system, however, availability of gambling services has been restricted.  

Wheneverer there are such companies that are currently the object of payment blocks, they are listed along with the associated brand names and the block’s beginning and end dates.