A new board was appointed for the Finnish Foundation for Gaming Research on May 7th 2019.
The new chair of the foundation is Kari Vuorinen, and vice chair is Pekka Sulkunen. The other new members are Jukka Heikkilä, Maria Heiskanen, Juha Laine and Tuukka Tammi.
The Foundation was created by the Finnish gambling operators – The Finnish Slot Machine Association RAY, Veikkaus Ltd, and Fintoto Ltd – in the Spring of 2008. These companies merged at the start of 2017. It was not meaningful for the new only company to fund the the foundation alone. The new company Veikkaus also gave up all the board seats, and the new board seats were given over to gambling research experts.