Norway looking to ban advertising of foreign online gambling websites
Back in March, we told you about the Swedish regulator which was looking to restrict advertising of online gambling. Today we're reporting on Sweden's neighbour, Norway, which is discussing taking similar measures. The Norwegian government has just proposed an amendment to the law to prevent advertising of foreign online gambling websites.
Aiming to increase Norwegian player protection
The Norwegian Regulatory Authority (Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet) announced this week that the government has proposed a legislative amendment banning ads from online gambling companies operating abroad to better protect Norwegian players. This amendment, if it goes through, will come into force by the 17th of June.
2014 and 2017 reports
The subject of advertising by foreign online gambling providers is not new as it has been revisited on several occasions. In a 2014 report, the regulator had already recommended that Norway introduce measures to ban such advertising. Subsequently, another report from 2017 was released that echoed the first.
Following these two reports, the Norwegian Government has now submitted a proposal to amend the broadcasting laws.