Since 1993, Pollard Banknote has built a long-standing relationship as a dedicated supplier of instant scratch tickets to Veikkaus. For 20 years, Pollard Banknote has produced one of the Lottery’s most successful core games, Ässä. In addition, through this ongoing partnership, Veikkaus has continued to grow and incorporate a steady stream of innovative solutions into its instant ticket portfolio, including Pollard Banknote’s translucent marking system, patented Scratch FX®, and the Pollard PlayBook®.
“Pollard Banknote is thrilled to continue our relationship with Veikkaus,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer. “This contract award speaks to the Lottery’s confidence in our ability to produce industry-leading products of the highest quality.”
“We are delighted to once again team up with Pollard Banknote; a partnership that has thrived over the years,” remarked Karri Paavilainen, Vice President, Daily Games. “Pollard Banknote’s outstanding customer service and complex manufacturing capabilities—including their unrivalled ability to produce cut to singles, pouched and die-cut tickets—combined with Pollard’s patented Scratch FX®, have been vital to Veikkaus’ sustained success.”
All proceeds generated by Veikkaus go to the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, which then distributes funds to beneficiaries in Finnish arts, sports, science, and youth work. In 2011, a total of EUR 516 million was distributed by the Ministry.