In Finland and state-owned gaming operator Veikkaus Oy has reportedly announced that it hopes to begin welcoming guests to its latest land-based casino in the southern city of Tampere from December of next year.
According to reports from G3Newswire and iGamingBusiness.com, the enterprise revealed that the new Casino Tampere is due to be located within the under-construction Uros Live Arena and will offer a wide array of slot and table games entertainment while employing approximately 80 people.
iGamingBusiness.com reported that Veikkaus Oy intends to formulate the look and feel of the coming venue in cooperation with a variety of respected media, interior design and audio visual specialists and require all local players to utilize a new compulsory registration system. The source detailed that this scheme is to be premiered at the operator’s existing Casino Helsinki property from next spring and boost its responsible gambling credentials by allowing it to better crack down on underage gambling and give punters the ability to permanently or temporarily exclude themselves.
Sami Aiho, General Manager for the coming Casino Tampere, reportedly told iGamingBusiness.com that his venue is to be a ‘trailblazer’ when it comes to responsible gaming by additionally allowing customers to better ‘manage their gaming’ via the utilization of a number of innovative tools.
For her part and the General Manager for Casino Helsinki, Tiina Siltanen, reportedly told iGamingBusiness.com that Veikkaus Oy is aiming to be known as ‘a trendsetter’ in the European casino market although it does not intend to require foreign guests to take part in its coming registration scheme.
Siltanen reportedly told iGamingBusiness.com…
“You can only join as a loyal customer if you are living permanently in Finland. We have a lot of foreign guests at the casino so the compulsory authentication linked to your Veikkaus Card is not an option.”
Aiho reportedly told G3Newswire that the coming gambling-friendly venue for the center of the city of some 236,000 people is to furthermore begin hiring staff from early next year before training them in a variety of customer service roles ‘with a special focus on a working environment that is to be unique even on an international scale’.
Aiho reportedly told G3Newswire…
“Most of the employees will be working within customer service at the casino’s different customer service points. Casino Tampere will get its traditional table games and casino slots and we are also planning to introduce new types of entertaining and social games.”
Aiho purportedly furthermore disclosed to G3Newswire that the interior of the coming Casino Tampere is to reflect ‘Finnishness’ by combining ‘wood and forest with digital personalized experience surfaces’. He reportedly told this source that the venue will moreover offer ‘special lounge areas for social gaming’ in addition to ‘real-time mobile games.’