Norsk Tipping introduces lower loss limits for younger users
The Norwegian government-owned Norsk Tipping has recently introduced new lower loss limits for younger gamblers.
Starting on the 1st of June, 18 and 19-year-old Norwegian players will have the ability to lose up to 2 thousand Norwegian kroner every month. This is a ten-fold decrease in comparison to the firm’s limits for other players, as gambling harms pose higher levels of risk to younger gamblers.
The Director of Responsibility at Norsk Tipping, Tonje Sagstuen, commented:
“Younger gamblers are much more susceptible to various gambling problems. As evidenced by the country’s gambling helpline, as well as the Bergen University, gambling harms are much more widespread among the younger demographics than the rest of Norwegian gamblers.”
Norsk Tipping has around 30 thousand customers who belong to the under-20s demographic. The company mentioned in its announcement that just under 10% of them have lost over 2 thousand kronor per month once or more in the past year, which this latest lower loss limit will aim to protect from various gambling problems.
A bit over a month ago, the Finnish operator Paf made a similar decision and lowered the loss limits of both its under-20 and under-25 players, making Norsk Tipping’s announcement the latest one of its kind in the Scandinavian region.