NORWAY MAY BLOCK GAMING ISPS


The Norwegian government is considering measures that would block the ISP addresses of companies that offer Internet gambling


The Norwegian government is considering measures that would block the ISP addresses of companies that offer Internet gambling following the publication of a survey that allegedly revealed previous actions to curb the activity had failed.

According to a report from Dagbladet newspaper, the survey conducted by the state-run Norsk Tipping gambling monopoly found that previous measures taken by the Norwegian government to curb online gambling have been unsuccessful with more citizens than ever, some four percent, now depositing money with foreign sites.

The newspaper suggested that Culture Minister, Anniken Huitfeldt, is considering ISP filtering to block foreign Internet gambling operators while reaffirming government opposition to unregulated online gambling remains as strong as ever.

"Such measures have been successfully used in Italy, Estonia and France and the concept has found favour in Denmark." said Huitfeldt.
 
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