Norwegian gambling monopoly Norsk Tipping announced that they're going to be lowering loss limits on players aged under 20, lowering the amount to NOK2,000 (€169) per month.
The limit will go into effect on June 1st and will serve as a method of protecting players who largely don't have the income to support larger limits. High-risk players will have a limit of NOK5,000 per month, and there is a general limit of NOK20,000 for all players. The operator says that the limits are now similar to the country's alcohol purchasing law.
The drop is expected to affect about 30,000 active players.
Regarding the decision, Norsk Tipping Director of Responsibility and Communication Tonje Sagstuen said, "It is well documented that younger players are more vulnerable to developing gambling problems. Statistics from the University of Bergen and the helpline for gambling addicts show the incidence of gambling problems is higher among younger players than other age groups."