Tag Archives: Storting

PokerStars confirms Norway exit for ‘commercial reasons’

Norway Kindred court battle

PokerStars has become the latest operator to confirm its exit from the Norwegian market.  Last week, the company began proceedings, informing Norwegian customers of its pending departure. The online poker room will cease its offering on 26 October.  The flagship poker room of Flutter Entertainment is joining competitors bet365, Kindred, ComeOn, and Betsson in withdrawing from the market.  PokerStars confirmed …

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Storting seeks feedback on Norwegian gambling overhaul

SBC News Storting seeks feedback on Norwegian gambling overhaul

The Norwegian government has launched a consultation to gather stakeholder feedback on Storting’s (Parliament) approved order to merge and replace the nation’s fragmented gambling laws.  Proposed by the Ministry of Culture and Gender Equality, Norway’s government has been urged to replace its gambling laws formed under the separate Totalizer Act (1927), Gaming Scheme Act (1992) and Lottery Act (1995). Last …

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


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

Norsk Tipping

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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EGBA deems Norwegian blackout as ‘unproductive & unnecessary’

SBC News EGBA deems Norwegian blackout as 'unproductive & unnecessary'

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has warned the Norwegian government not to proceed with its directive to block payment transactions on remote gambling services. The industry trade association states that Norwegian authorities will simply implement difficult-to-enforce and counterproductive directives which will not protect its national consumers. Maarten Haijer, EGBA Secretary General, has called for the Norwegian government to move …

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Blackout… Norwegian coalition moves to implement severe online gambling restrictions

SBC News Blackout... Norwegian coalition moves to implement severe online gambling restrictions

A coalition of Norwegian political parties has secured a mandate demanding that Parliament and the cultural committee of Storting (Norway’s legislative assembly) move to severely restrict consumer engagement with foreign online gambling/betting operators. Securing the motion, the coalition of Norway’s Labour, Christian Peoples, Socialist Left and Centrist Parties’ have developed a combined mandate, which demands that Storting move to immediately …

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