Casino Helsinki

Coordinates: 60°10′18.58″N 24°56′43.88″E / 60.1718278°N 24.9455222°E / 60.1718278; 24.9455222
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Casino Helsinki
Casino Helsinki in May 2012
Casino Helsinki is located in Helsinki (mainland)
Casino Helsinki
Casino Helsinki
The location of the casino in Helsinki
Address Mikonkatu 19 00100,
Helsinki, Finland
Opening dateDecember 1, 1991;
32 years ago
Total gaming space2,600 square metres (28,000 sq ft)
Casino typeLand-based
Coordinates60°10′18.58″N 24°56′43.88″E / 60.1718278°N 24.9455222°E / 60.1718278; 24.9455222

Casino Helsinki is a casino located in Helsinki, Finland, located less than a ten minute walk from Central Railway Station. It's owned by government-owned Veikkaus and is one of the few casinos in the world, and the second in Finland, to donate all of its profits to charity.[1][2] The other non-profit casino in Finland is Paf which donates all of its profits from the autonomous Åland islands. Casino Helsinki employs around 200 people, and it had around 305,000 visitors in 2009 with around 30 million euros of revenue.

The casino is open 363 days a year from 12 pm to 4 am. It has around 300 slot machines, over 20 gaming tables and a poker room. The two-story casino has around 2,600 square metres (28,000 sq ft) of space.

Casino Helsinki features a show and dinner restaurant combining dinner with performance shows.


Table Games[edit]

The selection of table games includes American roulette, blackjack, oasis poker, baccarat and Dynamic Poker Pro.


There are seven poker tables at the casino. Depending on the demand, they may offer Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hold'em, Five-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud, Chinese Poker, and Dealer's Choice. In addition to cash games, Casino Helsinki offers weekly tournaments and even the annual Finnish Poker Championships.

The most common forms of poker at Casino Helsinki are Texas Hold'em and Omaha Hold'em. The casino takes a 5% rake from cash game pots up to €10.

Bad Beat Jackpot[edit]

All of the regular cash game poker games at Casino Helsinki are a part of a bad beat jackpot. If six or more players have been dealt a hand and the game goes to the flop, one euro of rake is taken from the pot (in addition to standard rake) and it goes to the jackpot.

In September 2021 the operator Veikkaus has added set loss limits to its land-based slot machines.[3]


  1. ^ Veikkaus casinos still strong despite fierce online competition - Helsinki Times
  2. ^ How Finland's state-led gambling sector is unintentionally creating a global model - Helsinki Times
  3. ^ "Veikkaus' Casino Helsinki introduces slot machine loss limits | Casino". iGaming Business. 2021-09-23. Retrieved 2021-11-16.

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