Norway Will Invest More in Tackling Problem Gambling

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This week Norway's Ministry of Culture and Gender Equality announced that they'll be pumping more money into Norsk Tipping in order to help reduce the impact of gambling harm in the country.

The announcement comes on the same day that Norsk generated NOK6.29 billion for good causes last year, an increase of 1.9% from 2020. The ministry said that NOK3.29 billion for sports issues, NOK926.1 million for culture and charities, and NOK351.8 million for health services. NOK737 million went to grassroots initiatives. NOK36 million in bingo profits were distributed to good causes.

The ministry is going to be implementing a plan to help distribute the money to fight gambling harm, which the country says costs NOK5.14 billion in the country annually.

Regarding the cash infusion, Minister Anette Trettebergstuen said, "Tens of thousands of Norwegians are destroying their own finances and inflicting grave problems on themselves and their families as a result of a difficult relationship with gambling.

"Fortunately, there are organizations and research environments that do an invaluable job in the fight against gambling addiction, but these need increased funding to be able to continue and intensify this work. Therefore, we will increase the level already from 2023, by now putting NOK8m on top of the NOK17m that has been set aside from Norsk Tipping's profit."

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7 April 2022 - 6:55pm

Could this mean that Norway will become a regulated market? Of course it's good to implement new measures to help with problem gambling, I'm curious to see what they've planned.