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Norway targets unlicensed ‘foreign gambling companies’ with new legislation

Norway’s Ministry of Culture has introduced a new Gambling Law, implementing tighter restrictions on unlicensed international betting companies operating in the country, as well as their affiliates. Proposed by the government on 18 June and described as a ‘milestone’ by Abid Raja, Norweigan Minister of Culture and Gender Equality, the new bill aims to merge the nation’s fragmented gambling frameworks. …

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Norway ‘losing control of online market’ due to rejection of state monopoly

The prevalence of a state monopoly has led to Norway ‘losing control of its online gambling market’ according to Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). Under the current system, Norway’s two operators – Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto – are both state-owned, with the former responsible for lotteries and sports betting, whilst the latter …

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Norsk Tipping orders Playtech games and VLT upgrade

Playtech Plc has maintained a strong closing to its 2020 commercial activities, with long-term partner Norsk Tipping upgrading its existing technology services agreement between the two firms. Norway’s state-owned gambling operator has signed two new supplier agreements with Playtech for online casino and Video Lottery Terminals (VLT) products. The FTSE250 technology group cleared all Norwegian government procurement processes to become …

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Norwegian regulator supports ‘holistic regulation’ to maintain player protections

Lotteritilsynet, Norway’s gambling regulator, has reaffirmed its belief that proposals for a new common gambling law will facilitate ‘a more holistic regulation of the Norwegian gambling market’. Responding to the Ministry of Culture’s consultation on regulatory reform of the gambling industry, Lotteritilsynet stated that a reform is needed which ‘will ensure responsible gambling’. Earlier this year, Abid Raja, Norway’s Minister …

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Stats Perform becomes sole live streaming supplier for Norsk Tipping

Following a competitive tender, Norwegian state lottery’s sportsbook Norsk Tipping has selected Stats Perform’s Watch & Bet service as its sole live streaming video supplier. Norsk Tipping is the latest Scandinavian lottery to integrate the Watch & Bet service into its online sportsbook. The live streaming package will include coverage from over 80 football competitions, as well as IIHF ice …

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Norway’s Ministry of Culture seeks to end gambling’s triple guardianship 

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Norway’s Ministry of Culture has confirmed its support for a consultation to consolidate the nation’s gambling laws into a single legislative framework.  Endorsed by Culture Minister Abid Raja, the consultation will form the basis for a new bill to merge Norway’s three existing gambling mandates – ‘1992 Gambling Act’, ‘1995 Lottery Act’ and ‘1927 Totalisator Act’. Forwarding the proposal to …

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Norway’s monopoly brought into question as problem gambling rates increase

New research carried out by the University of Bergen has revealed a 62% increase in Norway’s problem gambling rate, bringing the effectiveness of the country’s monopoly into question. The research, commissioned by Norway’s Gaming and Foundation Authority, surveyed 9,000 citizens aged between 16-74 and found that 55,000 people are now affected by problem gambling, with a further 122,000 estimated to …

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Norsk charities launch study on ‘sensitive area’ of market models

Spillavhengighet Norge, Norway’s problem gambling association, has confirmed that it will study opposing market frameworks to Norway’s existing monopoly structure. The decision follows the conclusion of Spillavhengighet’s annual ‘Gaming Addiction Conference’, in which members unanimously voted to form a working group reviewing different market models. Operating under a monopoly framework, to date Norwegian gambling has been exclusively serviced by state-owned …

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Norsk Tipping exploring fantasy sports option with Scout Gaming

Scout Gaming, a supplier of B2B fantasy sports solutions for regulated market incumbents, is working with Norwegian state-owned wagering monopoly Norsk Tipping to develop a licensed real-money fantasy sports proposition. The partnership is formed as Norsk Tipping seeks to expand its regulated wagering services for Norwegian sports audiences. Norsk Tipping serves as Norway’s sole lottery, instant win and sports betting …

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Norsk Tipping boosted funding for Grasrotandelen initiative during 2019

Norwegian state-run operator Norsk Tipping has revealed that during 2019, it had allocated almost NOK700m (£60.2m) towards grassroots sporting initiatives as part of its Grasrotandelen initiative. The operator distributed a total of NOK698.2m last year, marking a 7.6% increase on the NOK649m handed out in 2018. Norsk Tipping revealed that via the Grasrotandelen project, over 35,000 grassroots initiatives secured funding …

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