Isn't that the country where you can play slots in almost all the supermarkets, petrol stations etc.. and use your card to it? Can they really make a difference if it's debit or credit card or as many cards are, both where you just have your limits depends between your card provider and you? Finland really when read articles about gambling monopoly are really happy to add slot machines everywhere and let you use your card (as said before, not sure how well they can make difference if it's credit or debit one you use and if combined, how they know when you go to credit?).
Only the debit part of a card with debit/credit combination is allowed to be used for gambling. Also the membership in their loyalty program can only be registered using a debit (part of the) card.
It's nonsense if you ask me. When the player can just as easily transfer funds from credit to debit and therefore use these funds to gamble anyway.
The Finnish monopoly uses mandatory deposit, play and loss limits and in the near future it will be mandatory for the player to verify their indentity before playing (either with their loyalty card or a debit card). Even with those supermarket slot machines.
And their slot payouts are horrible. No wonder they are raking in over a billion EUR every year. Their purpose is to make profit, so their games are available everywhere. There are lines of (especially) old people in every supermarket waiting to feed their pensions into these machines.
The Finnish monopoly system is a form of legalised robbery by the state and they justify it by distributing their profits to common good. It's like a twisted form of secular penance by the state. It should be abolished imo.