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Increased Amount of Swedish Players in Norwegian Casinos



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Players from Scandinavia are actively participating in online gambling despite heavy regulations. With the help of a strong VPN service, more players from Sweden are switching to online casinos that support Norwegian players. There are plenty of reasons for such a switch, from attractive bonuses to a better game collection. In this article, let’s take a closer look at why an increasing number of Swedish players prefer Norwegian casinos.

The legality of online gambling in Norway

Some foreign casinos are branded as Norska Casinon utan Svensk Licens in Sweden. In reality, those are just international casinos that support the Norwegian language for player benefit.

Norway has strict rules when it comes to gambling, both online and offline. The authorities imposed a block on money transfers to and from foreign online casinos in 2010. Plus, the advertisement of unlicensed casinos on TV was banned in 2021. Only a couple of online casinos licensed by the authorities of Norway are allowed to operate in the country.

Lottery and slots are strictly monitored by the authorities as well. The Lottery Act 1995 lays down several regulations surrounding the operation of casinos in the country.

Why foreign casinos are popular in Norway and Sweden

As it has been established, the gambling laws in Norway are really strict. It is the same case in Sweden, where foreign casinos are not allowed to promote themselves among the residents. The heavy restrictions prompt players from these countries to rely on foreign casinos for a worthwhile gambling experience. In other words, foreign casinos have a lot more freedom and benefits to offer the players. Therefore, despite the need for using a strong VPN service, players from Norway and Sweden choose unlicensed casinos. The following are the key advantages for the players.

  • Language support
  • Payment options
  • Bonus schemes
  • Premium games

Language support

Many top foreign casino sites support Norwegian and Swedish languages. Therefore, players can enjoy a seamless gambling experience without any language barriers. The casino platforms that support the Norwegian language tend to be more inclusive of Scandinavian players, which Swedes find appealing.

Payment options

Many players from Scandinavian countries are worried about the payment process on foreign online casinos. They do not want to spend extra time or money while making deposits and withdrawals. Therefore, many top casino sites enable payments through options like Zimpler and Trustly. They are popular in Norway and Sweden and add to the convenience.

Bonus schemes

Unlike Norwegian and Swedish casino sites, most EU-based foreign casinos offer bonuses for their players. It includes welcome offers, free spins, free bets, cashback on losses, and more. The bonuses enhance the gambling experience and bring down the loss margins. They are so worthwhile that many players find it mandatory while gambling.

Premium games

The quality of the game collection on reputed foreign casino sites is high. They work with many of the best software developers in the world, such as Pragmatic Play and NetEnt. Players can choose from various categories like table games, slots, jackpots, and more. Several platforms also enable live sports betting.

Legal gambling sites in Norway

The following are the only online gambling platforms in Norway that are legally allowed to operate in the country.

  • Norsk Tipping
  • Norsk Rikstoto

Norsk Tipping

The company was founded in 1948 and offers various instant games, sports betting options and lotteries. It is under the ownership of the Norwegian government. In the beginning, the platform only supported football pools. Now, it has expanded to include more gambling activities. The most popular option is lotto, and the profits from the lottery are contributed towards developing cultural and sports activities in the country.

Norsk Rikstoto

Established in 1982, the platform focuses on betting on animal racing. It was founded by the Norwegian Jockey Club and the Norwegian Trotting Association. Its activities were managed by Norsk Tipping until 1993.

Top foreign casinos that support Norwegian players

There are several online casinos that support players from Norway. Swedish players typically flock to such casinos since they offer the best payment options, customer service and games. The following are the best-rated foreign casinos for players form Norway and Sweden.

  • Ahti Games
  • Lucky Niki
  • Turbonino

Ahti Games

The site was established in 2018 and even has a Swedish Gambling Authority license part from 3 others. Players can expect Norwegian language support and pay with Norwegian currency on the site. It further supports cryptocurrency and offers 24/7 chat assistance.

Lucky Niki

Founded in 2017, the casino site is licensed by the MGA and UKGC. It supports the Norwegian language and currency too. There are several high-quality games from top game studios to try on the platform.


The casino platform has been operating since 2020 and is popular among Norwegian players. There are over 20 deposit methods available on the site. The mobile-optimized website offers lots of fun games.

In conclusion, Swedes are attracted to the casino sites Norwegian players use because of their convenience. Players from Scandinavia can have a great time on such gambling platforms.





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iGaming content provider BGaming has donated $5,000 to UNITED24, a charity raising money for medical aid and critical needs in Ukraine.

At this year’s ICE London, the fast-growing firm gave visitors the chance to receive merchandise featuring designs by renowned London artist Thumbs.

As an alternative they pledged to give $50 to the charity instead, which more than 70 generous partners opted to take up.

After boosting the final amount, BGaming has now pledged to continue its fundraising drive at IGB Live! Amsterdam, SBC Barcelona, and SiGMA Malta later this year as part of a commitment to ‘create positive change’.

UNITED24 was set up by the Ukrainian government to provide a secure platform for donors to raise funds for medical aid, defence and demining and rebuilding Ukraine.

Currently, they are running two medical aid projects which seek to raise money for more urgently needed ambulances in the war-torn country.

At the time of writing, it is estimated more than 8,000 civilians have been killed in the conflict, while more than 13,300 are believed to have been injured.

Catherine Puteiko, CMO of BGaming, said: “Small acts of kindness can have a big impact on the world, from caring for others to creating positive change. BGaming’s recent charity initiative at the ICE London exhibition was a shining example of this ethos.

“Our partners had the option to donate to a worthy cause or receive our branded merchandise, and we’re thrilled to share that this simple initiative raised 5000 dollars for victims of war in Ukraine. Let’s continue to think big and act small to make a positive impact on the lives of others!”

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Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sherwin Gatchalian presented the chairman’s report which cited that the risks of allowing the continuous operations of offshore gaming operations outweigh their benefits to the country. Citing R.A. No. 11590, he further states that offshore gaming should be shutdown, now that there is no third-party auditor monitoring their income.

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) would like to reiterate its firm commitment to uphold the integrity of the gaming industry in the Philippines, including offshore gaming.

After determination of Global ComRCI’s default in its obligations and commission of unlawful acts under R.A. No. 9184, a Notice of Decision to Terminate the Consultancy Contract was served to third-party auditor Global ComRCI on March 9, 2023, effective upon thirty (30) days from receipt thereof.

PAGCOR is now in the process of engaging a capable and reputable third-party auditor who can independently and accurately conduct verification of the offshore gaming licensees’ gross gaming revenues.

Further, PAGCOR reassures the public that to maintain the integrity of regulated gaming in the country, the state-run firm will not hesitate to impose appropriate sanctions or penalties to erring licensees or service providers. We will ensure that all revenues from regulated gaming will continue to support the government’s nation-building efforts and uplift the lives of Filipinos.

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OnAir Entertainment™: Flexibility of more providers vs. Exclusivity with a single provider



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OnAir Entertainment™️, the go-to live casino games provider, has added their voice to the increasing industry concern regarding the negative impact of exclusivity deals within the live casino space.

There has been a growing discussion around the impact of exclusivity deals on operators and platforms, with OnAir Entertainment™ believing that one supplier setups create several limitations for operators. Limitations arising from exclusivity push players to find additional options from more diversified live casino offerings. It’s known that players prefer websites with more content choice, allowing them to search for the games they want to play – player freedom is vital to maximizing cross-sell and therefore increasing platform revenue.

Do exclusivity agreements truly fulfil the promises and needs of the industry? Markets need to change rapidly, adapting to new and more restrictions on operators, which requires sufficient flexibility and creativity. Can an agreement set in stone, determined by a single supplier and based on a rigid commercial model, be flexible to a regulatory landscape that is constantly shifting and help operators to be competitive?

Given the global nature of the biggest operators, multi-supplier deals also mean that they can test out different games across markets and not be forced to stick with one product globally. Less exclusive deals allow operators to be much more agile when operating internationally, as localization needs must not be ignored. A key part of OnAir Entertainment’s™ product offering is the ability to input customizable elements within their digitally branded and localised environments so that operators can reinforce and scale their brand together with OnAir Entertainment’s™ tech. While also using reasonable commercial terms so our operators can test audience response in branded environments with low risk before committing to more sizeable projects.

There is no doubt that the variety of live casino suppliers continues to grow, causing increased industry competition and that this competition pushes continued innovation within the iGaming industry.  It is this belief in constant innovation that is at the core of all OnAir Entertainment’s™ operations. By continuously developing improvements in UI design, 3D animations, allowing for localization and the incorporation of brandable elements – OnAir Entertainment™ hopes to increase user engagement and player experience.

Seval Alev Kaya, Director of Business Development at OnAir Entertainment™, said “Innovation is at the heart of our operations, and our main priority is to provide maximum flexibility for our clients. Operator differentiation is directly linked to content diversity and harmony. We see that many operators are trying to widen their audience by adding more casino vendors, especially in live casino space in order to reduce the need for a single vendor that comes with unfavourable terms, high costs, and limitations. We are the alternative solution with a service-minded approach, invested in our client’s growth.”

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