Living in Jyväskylä,Finland. I'm an artist, a writer, and a father.
I also work in a funky little bar.
WRT the article, I should point out that the stated purpose of RAY is to obtain funds for the "advancement of health and social well-being" through slot machines and casino games.In addition to its stated purpose, an association (yhdistys) is only allowed insignificant or marginal activities, so it's not like it's some sort of by-product or an arrangement - it's their only purpose.I think this nugget could have been communicated better - especially as I think the readers of an English paper are less likely to know about this.
Anonymous - you are right, I could have communicated this a bit better, although I did mention the purpose of RAY and I did make a point of mentioning a few of the organizations that RAY supports through its work. I hope that my readers are able to read through my sarcasm - I think that RAY plays an important role in Finnish society - I myself have benefited from organizations that they support (Monikulttuurikeskus Gloria for example). Thanks for the feedback though, I'm always open to opinions and suggestions.