Norwegian Report Flags Costly Consequences Of Gambling Ad Ban

The Norwegian government has reiterated its commitment to banning gambling adverts for offshore operators, despite a new report that indicates it will have major financial implications on several broadcasters.

On March 15, the Ministry of Culture sent proposals for amendments to the Broadcasting Act, which would ban foreign gambling advertisements in Norway, to consultation.

The country’s Gambling Act lacks the provisions needed to enforce a marketing ban on the many ads for unlicensed operators which are broadcast on Norwegian TV, often transmitted from outside the country.

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