The Norwegian Gaming Authority has requested Apple to obstruct accessibility of gambling apps, so that Norwegians can’t access the internet gambling content. Apple has complied and a total of 38 unlicensed applications connected to a kind of gambling have now been obstructed in the area.
Gambling App Removal:
Adessa, a news website from Norway, disclosed that the gambling regulator of the state managed to convince the tech giant to take out the online gambling apps from its App Store from Norway, based on the simple fact that the operators aren’t licensed to offer such content from the nation.
Several gambling companies were included from the elimination, such as LeoVegas, Betsson, Unibet, The Netherlands, Comeon, NordicBet, Norway’s Automation and Coolbet. The two ComeOn and Coolbet have said that they believe it’s legal for residents of Norway to play with their gambling options as they are licensed through the EU Free Trade Zone.
In their request for elimination, the regulator said that the App Store of Apple has guidelines which prohibits gambling applications from operating without licensing. Frank Hoff Hana, the Senior Advisor of the Deadly Lottery Authority said that the decision by Apple was one which will contribute in a positive way by reducing the illegal gambling deal aimed at residents in Norway.
Gambling operators don’t agree and believe that eliminating the software isn’t going to help solve any issue or illegal gambling in the nation. Morten Klein, the Chair of Cherry AB, commented that the blockage limitations is only going to create more problem gamblers and false expectation for politicians and organizations that fight gambling addiction. Klein suggested that the nation follow the very same activities as Sweden and Denmark, developing a licensing choice for gambling instead.
Klein said that the Lottery Authority needs to ascertain how to regulate the gambling market. According to Klein, online gambling was provided for 18 years and there have become more problem gamers. The situation should end with law and as long as Norway is a portion of the EU/EEA regulations, then Klein feels that Norwegians are completely permitted to take part.