Norway Blocks Payouts for Three New Operators

This week the Norwegian Gaming Authority announced that that they've blocked payment facilitation services to three internet betting platforms, making seven firms blocked in the country.

The gaming regulator issued orders to both foreign and local financial institutions such as banks, directing them to block transactions to Lucky Dino Gaming, Dreambox Games, and Firstclear Limited (Kindred). The companies aren't sanctioned within Norway, and the regulator is looking to keep them from being able to do unlicensed transactions with punters. In addition to those three operators, Betsson, Co-Gaming, GiG, and L&L Europe have previously been blocked.

An NGA Spokesperson spoke to betting information site iGamingBusiness, saying: "Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto are the only two gambling operators with permission to operate online gambling in Norway.

"It is stated clearly in the three Norwegian Gambling Acts that it is not allowed for any entity to process payment transactions to and from gambling operators that do not hold a permit in [the country]."

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