Finland's state-owned gaming operator Veikkaus has reported a 1 per cent drop in turnover to €805.6m for the first quarter of 2018, despite seeing continued growth from its digital offering.

Digital represented 44 per cent of Veikkaus turnover during the quarter. The channel grew 10 per cent year-on-year to approximately €354m, with weekly active players up 11 per cent to 626,000.

"The focus of gaming is shifting towards digital games," said Veikkaus president and CEO Olli Sarekoski. "We are competing over our customers' time against global online game providers."

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