Norway to ban online gaming traffic

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    Zamsino

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    Thanks for the info :mad:
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Really unfortunate news in so many ways.
     
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    I don't think countries should mess with what their citizens enjoy doing online. As long as the person is of legal age and aren't hurting anyone, then they should be able to spend their own money in whatever way they choose, including in an online casino.

    Yes, some people can have problems, just like they would in an offline casino run by the government, or govt licensed establishment. I think moves like this are less about looking after their citizens and more about losing their own slice of the pie to online operators.

    Strike one for freedom of choice.
     
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    This is terrible news for many big affiliates. Norway has been a great market so far. Hopefully there will be some way around it else it will hit the industry hard.
     
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    One way around it: Convince players to use privacy coins (specific types of cryptocurrency), and promote brands that accept these privacy coins.
     
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    With actions like country wide gambling bans, it might just push more online casinos to start accepting cryptocurrencies. Which in turn would create a greater demand for us affiliates to get the word out, and push the most reputable privacy coin accepting casinos. Win-win industry wide, lose-lose for overly dictatorial governments.

    Crypto has always been about freedom of choice, exciting to think that one day, we may be able to promote the best online casinos, without country specific restrictions.
     
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    Any updates on this? I heard the voting has been postponed for now.
     
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    I read somewhere that there is a ongoing consultation in this regard which will still be running until the 15th of August. But IP/DNS blocking could come into effect earlier. Such sad news. The nordic countries especially Norway are so lucrative...
     
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    Sweeden will also regulate its market in August. Seems like general trend.

    government.se published a press release
     
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    Can anyone fully translate this article to english?
     

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