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    Default Apple removes gambling-related apps from App Store in Norway

    With the goal of "protecting consumers from developing gambling problems," The Norwegian Gaming Authority managed to get Apple to drop unlicensed gambling applications from its App Store.

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    In May, the NGA wrote to Apple requesting that a host of apps be removed from the App Store in Norway in order to comply with national gambling regulation and as part of an ongoing effort to protect consumers from developing gambling problems.

    Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto are currently the only two licensed operators that can offer online gambling services in the country.

    The NGA said App Store guidelines do not allow gambling apps from operators that do not have necessary licensing in the locations where the app is used.

    As a result, tech giant Apple has now removed the apps in question. Frank Hoff Hana, senior advisor at the NGA, praised the move and told iGamingBusiness.com that this will support the regulator’s pledge to tackle problem gambling.

    “According to the Norwegian Gaming and Lottery Acts, only the two operators Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto can offer, meditate and market their online gambling services in Norway,” Hana said.
    Read more here: http://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/...e-removes-apps

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    That's really a shame to see them go and they're only doing this now when these gambling Apps have been around for "years".

    Apple are very successful though. They’re the first $1 Trillion dollar company in the world.
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    So, did the Norwegian Gaming Authority offer a license to Apple, so they could offer online gambling services in their country? Or, are they doing some kind of monopoly scheme?

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    Yes, unfortunately, it is because of the Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA)

    You can find out more about it through this link:

    https://www.springbme.com/articles/u...-gambling-apps

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzz View Post
    With the goal of "protecting consumers from developing gambling problems," The Norwegian Gaming Authority managed to get Apple to drop unlicensed gambling applications from its App Store.
    The Apple store and Google Play have demonstrated that they have geographic routing and are internationally aware so it is expected that they will follow rules in controversial subjects like gambling.

    If Norway has licensing (which they do) then I WOULD expect Apple to follow the directions on only have legal apps for each jurisdiction.

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