Online gambling in Norway is a complicated issue because while the popular internet activity is permitted in the Nordic nation on a gambling website owned and operated by state-operated gambling firm Norsk Tipping, Norway's government is trying to prevent citizens from accessing and gambling at online casinos based offshore.
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Gambling In Norway
Like many other countries in Europe, Norway has a long and rich gambling history, which re-emerged after the repressive 1950s. Today, Norway boasts an enormous state-run gambling industry which includes land casinos, sports betting outlets, lotteries as well as a single government-sanctioned online gambling site.
However, even though gambling is closely monitored by the Norwegian Gaming Board, because of the Norway's enormous fondness for gambling, the nation boasts one of the highest incidences of problem gambling in Europe, which the government is currently trying to address.
Online Gambling In Norway
Online gambling in Norway is a complex issue, because although the government permits Norwegians to gamble online solely at its government-sanctioned site operated by Norsk Tipping, it is very much against gamblers playing at offshore-owned online casinos and other gambling sites.
In fact, a few years ago Norway followed the example of American authorities by passing the Payment Act, which bans the processing of any unauthorised online gambling transactions. The Act is designed to crack down on any Norwegian financial services providers that assist in the unauthorised transfer of online gambling-related payments from Norwegians.
That said, many of the world's leading online casinos still welcome Norwegian online gambling fans and in some cases even offer Norwegian language versions of their sites.