Norwegian gaming operator Norsk Tipping has announced that they've capped the amount of money that punters can gamble with their winnings, setting the limit at NOK 20,000 per month.
The move is being made by the state-owned betting agency in an effort to reduce problem betting behaviors from punters. Studies held by the group showed that customers who won large amounts of money were more susceptible to betting more money in an effort to try and take more home. Under the new policy any player who ends up winning that amount or more will have funds directly paid out to their bank account.
Norsk has two million customers that play each year, and it's thought that the move will affect roughly 10,000 customers.
Speaking about the decision Norsk Tipping Head of Responsible Gaming Bjorn Helge Hoffmann said, "For large customers who play a lot and win often, this could probably be perceived as a disadvantage. Nevertheless, consequences for vulnerable players can be far more dramatic. The concern of the vulnerable players goes before the consideration of high players."
Honestly that's the first time I've ever hear of such measures of controlling the risk gamblers and in fact I think it's for their good..I mean the punters...I wish there's a such option on the site I'm playing at...that would of save me a bit of money for sure.