Norway Gambling

Gamban expands into Norway with Norsk Tipping deal

The self-exclusion expert Gamban has entered its first partnership outside of the UK.

Self-exclusion software provider Gamban has partnered with the Norwegian state-owned operator Norsk Tipping, marking the provider’s first partnership outside of the UK.

Gamban’s deal with Norsk Tipping

Under the agreement with the state-owned operator, Norsk Tipping players will be allowed to use Gamban’s software to block themselves from accessing online gambling sites and apps in the country.

Players will have the option to self-exclude themselves for 180 days, on year, three years or five years, with the blocker being active across all devices. Users do not need to be a Norsk Tipping customer in order to use the blocking features.

In Norway, Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto are the only two licensed and legal online gambling providers that have permission to offer online gambling services. However, Gamban blockers will stop users from accessing all online gambling websites, including those operating in the country without regulatory approval.

Norsk Tipping’s head of responsible gaming Bjørn Helge Hoffmann said: “Gamban is a valuable supplement to Norsk Tipping’s own exclusion systems. The filter makes it possible for us to offer extended protection to customers who want to block access to all gaming offers on the internet – both regulated and unregulated.”

The software provider’s blocking software will be offered alongside Norsk Tipping’s existing responsible gambling measures which includes loss limits.

Last month, Norsk Tipping reduced the monthly loss limit on its high-risk games by 25% as one of several temporary measures. For the time being, players are only permitted to lose up to NOK7,500 in December and January, when playing KongKasino, eFlax, Bingoria and Yezz.

What else has Gamban been up to?

Last month, Gamban announced that it will begin blocking cryptocurrency and stock trading platforms in order to offer a greater level of protection for its consumers.

In its announcement, Gamban said that trading can elicit similar behaviour to gambling.

The self-exclusion provider also said it received a number of requests from customers asking to block cryptocurrency and stock trading and therefore it will block access to these platforms.

The decision to block crypto and stock trading platforms came after Gamban partnered with the experience marketing agency A Game Above, to launch Yield Sec, a new solution to help regulatory bodies and governments crackdown on illegal gambling.

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