Casino News: Online wagering tribulations in Scandinavia

Online wagering tribulations in Scandinavia

 February 22, 2011, 4:18 am (6 years ago)
Sweden and Norway are the two Scandinavian countries with the state possessing online gaming monopolies. Both the countries are facing tribulations, though the nature of the dilemma is different in every case.

A survey made by Norsk Tipping, the state gaming monopoly of the Norway, asserts that 4% of Norwegians of the age of 18, wager at the sites of the foreign operators. The report of the survey has been forwarded to the Minister of Cultural Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt, who has gone on verification stating that tough actions will be taken since the regime is opposed to unfettered online wagering.

The Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet has stated that these tough actions consist of ISP filtering to block the foreign internet-gambling operators together with both, online casinos and the poker rooms.

Sweden's online and land-based gaming monopoly Svenska Spel has mention in the report of decline in the net gaming revenues for the second successive year.

Some of the responsible gaming measures has been introduced previous year included the getting hold of the responsible gambling subsidiary, Playscan AB and the obligation of an 18 year age limit for buying lottery tickets.
Responsible gaming consciousness was also increased by holding responsible gambling weeks at all the casino locations.
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