Article by Harrison Sayers in Vixio:
Quotes from NBO:
The trade group that represents offshore gambling interests in Norway, Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill (NBO), agrees the study shows the need for better regulations in the gaming industry.
However, it said it also reflects how a governmental monopoly can “turn out to be the more harmful model both to the players and to the society in general”, NBO spokesperson Carl Fredrik Stenstrøm told VIXIO GamblingCompliance.
“The prevalence of gambling problems is far higher in Norway than in our neighbouring countries, such as Denmark. Denmark has a different regulatory model than Norway. Norwegian regulators should have gone with a similar model, regulating the gambling industry instead of constantly trying to ban it,” Stenstrøm said.