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Online Gambling Lawyer
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Volume: 17 Issue: 2
(February 2018)

norwegian government struggles ban tv ads foreign gambling services broadcast abroad despite norway having enacted strict legislation prohibiting advertising marketing

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Norwegian Government struggles to ban TV ads for foreign gambling services broadcast from abroad

Despite Norway having enacted strict legislation prohibiting the advertising and marketing of foreign gambling companies to a Norwegian audience, this practice continues on TV channels originating outside of Norway; many of these channels originate in the UK. This situation has led to the Norwegian authorities approaching regulators in the UK and in certain other EU jurisdictions in an attempt to prevent such activity, while the Norwegian Government may introduce legislation that would seek to ban such offers directed at Norwegian audiences. Veslemřy Aga of Bing Hodneland explains the action the Norwegian Government is taking to deal with this issue, while highlighting the implications for Norway’s struggle of the ongoing discussion at EU level over reforms to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

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