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Lottstift to launch compensation fund for Norway’s disrupted cultural sector 

Kulturdepartementet, Norway’s Ministry of Culture and Gender Equality, has instructed gambling regulator Lottstift to launch a compensation scheme, rewarding cultural sector organisations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The collaboration was formally announced by Marianne Skjeldestad Hove, the director of voluntary support of Kulturdepartementet. The compensation scheme will be funded by Norwegian Lotteries, under the mandate of Norway’s …

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Norsk Tipping confirms CEO exit of Åsne Havenelid 

Norsk Tipping has informed national media that Åsne Havenelid has chosen to end her six-year tenure as Chief Executive of Norway’s gambling monopoly for lottery and sports betting.   A departure date has not been confirmed, as Havenelid has agreed to remain in her role until a successor is found. The former secretary-general of Norway’s Red Cross, Havenelid took leadership of …

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Lottstift demands Betsson BLM terminate all Norwegian marketing activities

Lottstift has issued a stern warning to BLM Group, the Malta-based marketing subsidiary of Betsson AB, ordering the company to terminate all activities targeting Norwegian consumers.  Norway’s gambling regulator has cited multiple instances of BLM Group infringing Norway’s advertising codes to promote the brands of Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet, CasinoEuro and Norgesautomaten. Norwegian laws prohibit any marketing of online gambling services, …

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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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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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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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Equine intervention maintains Rikstoto independence

Norway’s government has confirmed that state-owned racing operator Rikstoto will continue to function as an independent entity.   Last November, the Norwegian government ordered the Ministry of Culture to undertake a review of state-owned gambling assets, assessing whether its larger Norsk Tipping lottery and wagering franchise should absorb Rikstoto services. The Ministry’s review further evaluated whether Rikstoto’s state racing monopoly and …

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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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