Tag Archives: Lotteritilsynet

Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors

Speaking to national media, Gunn Merete Paulsen, Director General of Lotteritilsynet – Norway’s gambling authority – has stated that the government’s tougher stance against foreign betting operators is working. Presenting Lotteritilsynet’s annual report, Paulsen details that in 2018 Norway saw its first decrease in remote gambling interactions/engagements following years of growth. Tougher measures introduced by the government including remote gambling payment …

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EGBA – Lotteritilsynet punitive actions prove that Norway needs gambling reform

The executive of pan-national industry trade body – the ‘European Gaming & Betting Association – EGBA’, has accused Norway’s gambling authority Lotteritilsynet of regulatory over-reach for demanding that national banks block payments deemed to correspond with online gambling transactions. EGBA governance reacts to weekend news reports that Lotteritilsynet is actively targeting the restriction of payments of six Malta MGA licensed operators …

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Lotteritilsynet deepens Norway payment blackout

Norway’s gambling authority Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet), continues its hardened stance against remote gambling operators, deemed to be illegally targeting national consumers. Upping its command on restricting remote gambling services, this weekend Lotteritilsynet revealed that it had ordered all Norwegian licensed banks to block payment transactions which could be identified for the purposes of online gambling. The Times of Malta reports …

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Business Briefs – featuring Unicef, the Ponca Tribe and NetEnt

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This round up features controversy over the prolonged construction of a new casino in the United States, a Northern Irish publican appealing the court’s decision that he isn’t fit to hold a licence and a Maltese DFS summit, amongst others.  Charity lottery launched in Scandinavia Zeal Group and Unicef have teamed up to launch Norway’s first digital only charity lottery, …

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Norway set to strengthen online gambling protections

Norway’s Ministry of Justice has recommended that Norway’s government and gambling regulators toughen their stance on unlicensed online gambling and sports betting operations. The Ministry had recently published the results of a study conducted on the Norwegian online gambling sector. It found that approximately 10% of its current market wagers were being processed through unlicensed operators. The study found that …

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Ladbrokes withdraws from Switzerland, Hungary and Norway

Ladbrokes is set to withdraw its betting services from Switzerland, Hungary and Norway as the operator reviews its international operations. The operator stated that it would leave these jurisdictions after undertaking legal and regulatory reviews of European igaming frameworks. The withdrawal from the above mentioned territories comes as the United Kingdom prepares for the start of the new Point of …

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Norway gets tough on unlicensed operators

Lotteritilsynet the Norwegian Gambling Authority issued a statement to European igaming operators outlining that the authority would look to crack down on operators targeting Norwegian consumers. The Gambling Authority had sent a formal letter to more than 20 European operators which it considered had breached Norwegian gambling policies. Operators included Malta based Mr Green and Leo Vegas, and Swedish listed …

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