Lawmakers within Norway have announced that they're working on amending the country's Broadcasting Act to ban offshore betting companies from advertising on television within the country.
The country has seen a lot of advertising from these groups, as many of the television stations that are broadcasting into Denmark are actually not located within its borders. The closing of the loophole would see Norway able to enforce its regulations on any station that broadcasts to their citizens. This would stop one of the lucrative means for offshore groups to market to customers in a region where they have no liability for operations.
Commenting on the matter Denmark's Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Abid Q. Raja said, "For the government, this is a value choice where the interests of people with gambling problems and their relatives must take precedence over financial considerations."
Norway has been working to clamp down on these offshore sites, integrating payment restrictions on operators effective from January 1st of this year.
We'll update readers if the amendments actually come to pass.