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Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a member state of the European Union in Northern Europe with more than 5.5 million inhabitants in 2022. Finland shares land borders with Sweden, Russia, Norway, and is defined by the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea across Estonia. Helsinki is Finland’s capital and largest city, and forms a larger metropolitan area together with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa. Finland is officially bilingual, with Finnish and Swedish being both official languages. Finland joined the EU in 1995, the Eurozone at its inception in 1999 and NATO in 2023.

Suomalaiset pelikortit - pelikortit Suomi

In Finnish, playing cards are called pelikortit and Swedish-speaking Finns call playing cards spelkort. The history of playing cards in Finland started around 1680 when card games were first played in the Finnish region of South Ostrobothnia. Finnish card games like Kasino, Marjapussi, Paskahousu, Sika, and Pekka-Peli, the Finnish variant of the well-known card game Happy Families, have been played by Finnish children for decades. But international card games such as UNO, Skip-Bo, Canasta, Rummy, Bridge and Poker are also very popular among Finnish card game enthusiasts.

Finnish Playing Cards
The most common playing cards in Finland are the Finnish playing cards made by Tactic and Piatnik, and also widely used brands of international playing cards ♣ in Finland are from Bicycle, Cartamundi, COPAG, Dal Negro and Modiano. In Finland, playing cards are only made in the playing card factory of Tactic Games Oy in Pori under the Tactic brand.

Poker in Finland
Poker is also very much played among Finnish card players, some world famous high stakes poker stars come from Finland. Patrick Antonius a.k.a. “The Prince of Monaco”, Joao Halepi, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies and Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen are four of the most famous Finnish poker players. Playing live poker in Finland is possible in the only live poker venue in Finland in Casino Helsinki, this Finnish poker room runs poker cash games every night and poker tournaments usually 3 or 4 times a week.

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