Norway harms survey shows problem gambling halved
A new survey conducted by Spillforsk at the University of Bergen reveals that the number of Norwegians suffering from problem gambling has more than halved since 2019
A recent gambling harms survey conducted by Spillforsk at the University of Bergen has revealed that the number of Norwegians suffering from problem gambling has decreased by more than half since 2019.
The survey indicates that approximately 23,000 individuals in Norway are problem gamblers, with 93,000 at risk of developing gambling-related issues.
The success in reducing problem gambling is attributed to increased regulatory scrutiny of unlicensed operators, responsible gambling measures implemented by the state gaming monopoly, restrictions on gambling advertising, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Norwegian Lottery Authority views these findings as evidence that their efforts to protect players and prevent gambling problems have been effective.