Casino Helsinki & Tampere
Casino Helsinki has offered entertainment to people in the city centre of Helsinki for 30 years. It was originally opened as Casino RAY at the Hotel Presidentti in 1991, bringing long-awaited international ambience to our capital city. Later, the name was changed into Grand Casino Helsinki, and the casino moved to its current premises, to a spacious and modern setting specifically designed for it, next to the Central Railway Station. Today, Casino Helsinki provides a vast selection of international slots and table games, entertainment, and restaurant services. The legendary Fennia Salonki stage has boasted numerous events with a multitude of icons of Finnish popular culture.
Casino Tampere operates in the very heart of the city of Tampere on Europe’s most modern experience arena. It is an entirely new type of an arena casino: a modern, bright, and verdant venue of enjoyment for adults.
At the casino, you will find a wide range of classic table games, as well as the newest slot machines from around the world. As a special novelty at Casino Tampere, we introduce an area of electronic table games, the Ukonkivi area, offering both automated and live roulette.
The adjacent Nokia Arena caters a wide selection of entertainment. The arena, which takes up to 15,000 spectators, will be the venue of the IIHF World Championships in spring 2022, and it is the home arena of the Finnish Liiga teams Ilves and Tappara.
Our casinos are forerunners in the building of a responsible gaming environment in the European casino setting. To play our games, you must authenticate yourself with a Casino ID card, which you use to set personal limits on your gaming.
Location and opening hours
The regulations issued by the Finnish government will affect our opening hours as follows:
- 28.12-31.1. open daily 13:00-20:00. Dispensing ends at 5 pm, restaurants and bars close at 6 pm.
- From February 1st we are open daily 13:00-21:00. The Sports Bar is open from 13:00 until 20:30, drink and food orders must be made before 20:00.
Casino Helsinki is located in the very heart of Helsinki, by the Central Railway Station. It is within a five-minute walk from the railway station and the nearest metro station. The closest parking garage is in Kluuvi and is open daily 6:00-24:00, with exit around the clock. You can pay for the parking when leaving the garage. Read more at P-Kluuvi
The regulations issued by the Finnish government will affect our opening hours as follows:
- 28.12-31.1. open daily 13:00-20:00. Restaurants are closed.
- From February 1st we are open daily 13:00-21:00. The Casino Taproom is open until 21:00, dispensing ends at 20:00. The Casino Emerald Lounge is temporarily closed.
Casino Tampere is on the premises of Nokia Arena in the city centre of Tampere. You can get to the casino on foot via Sorinsilta bridge along Sorinkatu. Tampere railway station and bus station are just 600 metres away. If you come by car, you can find info on the parking spaces here.
Our customer service offers help and service at veikkaus.fi/fi/asiakaspalvelu
At Casino Tampere, we do not accept bookings for the time being, except for cash poker. For Casino Helsinki, you can send group reservations, game services, poker tournament tickets and restaurant table reservations via the Contact Us / Reserve Table form or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call 0200 55000 (local network charge/mobile charge). We serve daily from 6am to midnight.
To enter the casino, you must be at least 18.
Entrance to the casino and the cloakroom are free of charge to the casino guests.
When customers first come to the casino, we verify their identity and take their photo. To authenticate their identity, the customers need to bring a valid, undamaged identity document with a photo on it. The identity document shall be such that it can be used as a reliable method of authentication of the customer’s identity.
We accept the following identity documents
1. A passport, granted by Finnish authorities
2. A passport, granted by foreign authorities
3. A personal identity card, granted by Finnish authorities (granted after 1 March 1999)
4. A personal identity card, granted within the EU and EEA (incl. Switzerland, San Marino), approved as travel document
5. A domestic driving license (in plastic*), granted since October 1990
6. An alien’s passport and a refugee’s travel document (no records of unclear identity)
*) Veikkaus accepts plastic domestic driving licenses as documents for registering as a Loyal Customer and making purchases, based on risk assessment. A driving license is a certificate of the right to drive a vehicle granted by Traficom, and it is not accepted as a method of first authentication at banks (online banking ID). Veikkaus does not accept large plastic driving licenses granted before 10/1990 due to potentially more extensive opportunities of abuse.
Customers will also be required to show a valid coronavirus pass to gain entry to our casinos.
Casino ID – key to a responsible world of games
At Veikkaus’ casinos, you play authenticated. The Know Your Game customer programme supports responsible gaming. We offer unique gaming experiences and tools that help you control your gaming better. We are also there for you when you wish to limit your gaming. Therefore, all our games are subject to authentication, which is an indispensable part of a responsible casino experience.
We want to protect the joy of gaming, and that is why you will automatically become a member of the Know Your Game programme, when you come to play with us. On your first visit, you will get a Casino ID Card, a key to our world of games.
While playing authenticated, you can access the following tools for gaming control:
- In table games, daily and monthly purchase limits
- On slot machines, daily and monthly time and loss limits
You can also block your gaming on the slot machines for the rest of the day by pressing the “Panic button”, designed for self-exclusion. You can also opt for an entry ban to the casino for a period of 3 months – 1 year. For more information on the gaming control tools, please contact our staff.
Accessibility is a priority at the casino. All the casino’s public spaces are accessible to wheelchair users. We have reserved wheelchair slots near the stage to the gigs held at Casino Helsinki’s Fennia Salonki, and a person holding a Disability Card and having purchased a ticket can take an assistant with them to the gig free of charge, if the card includes the symbol A.
You should dress neatly and appropriately for the casino, in line with the night’s theme, and respecting your friends and the other casino visitors. “Casual but smart” is a good guideline, even if you can’t exactly overdress – if you wish to dress to kill, the casino is the right place to do that! Headwear, however is forbidden.
The games at the casino take cash as the payment method. You can exchange the most common currencies at the checkout desk. Our restaurants also take credit card payments. The casino has an Otto Plus ATM.
Casino Helsinki has ca. 30 game tables and Tampere has 13. The table game selection includes Roulette, Blackjack, Punto Banco, and Dynamic Poker Pro, as well as five different poker games.
There are bound to be games to everyone’s taste among our vast range of slot machines, numbering ca. 300 and 120 in Tampere. The smallest bet is 2 cents. A specialty among the games is the Touch Bet roulette.
We offer cash poker every day at our casinos. Our most popular poker is Texas Hold’em No Limit. All Veikkaus’ poker events and campaigns can be found on one site at veikkaus.fi/fi/pokeri.
Bar All In invites both people walking down Mikonkatu and visitors to the casino to take a break and relax in a casual lounge atmosphere. Have a cup of coffee or enjoy a drink – you are guaranteed to have a good time.
Sports Bar Casino Helsinki is a favourite location among sports fans. The numerous screens and vast choice of channels guarantee that you won’t miss your favourite game. You can come on your own, with a friend, or why not bring a group of friends to have a good time in a sporty ambiance and to enjoy delicious dishes from our kitchen.
Fennia Salonki is the crown jewel of Casino Helsinki. The historical milieu provides an exquisite setting for, e.g., memorable private parties, gigs by top artists, poker tournaments, and Show & Dinner events. Which would you like best?
Pajazzo Trattoria is a lunch restaurant in the very heart of Helsinki. We foster the tasty traditions of the Mediterranean cuisine. Come and pamper your taste buds. Buon Appetito!
-Pajazzo Trattoria is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus situation-
Casino Taproom is located by the casino entrance on the side of the arena. – Our brewery restaurant, a joint venture with Hartwall, offers you a constantly evolving selection of beers, tasty food and outstanding opportunities to view sports on the numerous screens of the restaurant.
Casino Emerald Lounge is the most modern casino bar in Europe. We are a bar in the very heart of casino Tampere, serving Scandinavian tapas dishes, a wide range of high-class cocktails, and the best selection of mocktails in Finland. We are open when the casino opens its doors and stay open until late night.
Casino Helsinki boasts a first-class, versatile entertainment programme. Buy your tickets to the casino’s events at our checkout desk or online at Lippu.fi.
For the events at Casino Tampere and The Nokia Arena, see here.
Casino Helsinki and Casino Tampere employ over 200 people who enjoy working in an international atmosphere. Our staff is youthful and outgoing – there are over 20 different job descriptions, ranging from cleaners to croupiers and dealers, from cash managers to maintenance technicians. We all share the desire to serve customers in a versatile manner in a team-spirited working community.
We train our gaming arcade staff in-house, so you do not necessarily have to have prior experience in the gaming industry or the games. Our croupiers and dealers are esteemed professionals even in the international setting, and they have been awarded several prizes, including in the European Dealer Championships.
Our casinos are open 363 days a year, and the working hours fall mainly on evenings and nights. The work is done in shifts. In most departments, you can also opt for part-time work.
Our casinos operate on solid values and knowhow as part of Veikkaus’ operations. The proceeds from our casinos are used in compliance with the Lotteries Act, to promote sports education, culture, science, art, youth work, health and social welfare, and as well as horse breeding and the equestrian sports.
Read more about the stories of our employees: read what our croupier Ira tells about her work at Casino Helsinki (article in Finnish).
See all the current job openings at Veikkaus.
You can also send us an open application here.
The restaurants and the casinos, as well as recruitment of the restaurant staff is handled by NoHo Partners Oyj.
Frequently asked questions
Can you take photos at the casino?
You can take photos of yourself and your friends but taking photos of the game tables and the other customers is forbidden.
Can you talk on the phone while gaming?
You are not allowed to use a mobile phone or other devices for remote communication at the game tables. Further, casino customers must not use technical devices, such as calculators or computers or other aids whilst gaming, nor are they allowed to make notes on the game at the card table. An exception to this is the Punto Banco game where you can make notes on the winning hands (“punto”, “banco” or “egalite”). Photographing and the use of other visual or audio recordings are forbidden.
You can use your mobile phone at the poker table, subject to certain limitations. You must not use an audio player/mobile phone when you are involved in a deal.
What are the duties and responsibilities of Casino Helsinki and Tampere based on?
The duties, rights, limitations, and the basis of the operations of the casinos are laid down by the Lotteries Act. The Ministry of the Interior oversees the supervision of the casino operations. The ministry also lays down the rules of the games by a decree. Whilst visiting the casino, you must follow the general rules pertaining to the casino, as well as comply with the game instructions concerning each game.
What are the implications of the regulations to the casino customers?
As a casino customer, you must comply with the general regulations concerning the gaming activities, the rules of the casino games, and the general casino rules. We attach an image of each customer to the customer records. The public spaces at the casino are under recording camera surveillance. The casino also has the right to stop a person from entering the casino or limit their gaming in accordance with §15 of the Lotteries Act.
How do we pay attention to responsibility at the casino?
Customers are responsible for their gaming, bets, investments, and game reservations, as well as the funds they spend on gaming; yet the casino supports responsible gaming.
Since 1 July 2021, customers must authenticate themselves by using their Casino ID cards whilst playing slot machines and at tables at the casino. At the tables, you authenticate yourself by giving your Casino ID card to the croupier or dealer, and on slot machines, you feed your card into the card reader. Whilst playing authenticated, customers have access to a selection of gaming control tools: daily and/or monthly purchase limits in the table games, and daily and/or monthly time and loss limits on the slot machines. You can set your limits by contacting the casino’s shift manager.
Casino customers can also ask the casino operator to ban their entry to the casino or to limit the number of their visits. According to the Lotteries Act, the bans or limitations remain in effect at least three months at a time and for a year at the most.
Why are the general rules there?
The general casino rules have been drafted to help the casino maintain safety, a peaceful, gaming atmosphere, and adherence to the rules of the games. The general casino rules are available for viewing at the casino reception, where we also keep the rules of the games issued by the Ministry of the Interior.
Casino Helsinki and Casino Tampere are part of the operations of Veikkaus Oy. The casino proceeds are used for the benefit of Finns in their entirety. Read more.