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Gamban expands outside of UK with Norsk Tipping deal

| By Robert Fletcher
Self-exclusion software provider Gamban has entered into its first partnership outside of the UK after agreeing a deal to begin working with Norwegian state-owned operator Norsk Tipping.

Under the agreement, players will be able to use Gamban’s free software to block themselves from accessing igaming websites and apps in the country.

Players can choose to self-exclude for 180 days, one year, three years or five years, with the blocker running across all devices. Users do not need to be a Norsk Tipping customer in order to access the blocking feature.

Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto are the only two licensed and legal online gambling operators currently permitted to offer igaming in Norway. However, the Gamban blocker will stop consumers from accessing all igaming websites, including those operating in Norway without the relevant licence.

“Gamban is a valuable supplement to Norsk Tipping’s own exclusion systems,” Norsk Tipping’s head of responsible gaming Bjørn Helge Hoffmann said.

“The filter makes it possible for us to offer extended protection to customers who want to block access to all gaming offers on the internet – both regulated and unregulated.”

Gamban’s blocking software will be offered alongside Norsk Tipping’s existing responsible gambling measures, including loss limits. Last month, Norsk Tipping reduced the maximum monthly loss limit on its high-risk games by 25%, as part of a number of temporary measures.

Players will only be permitted to lose up to NOK7,500 in December and January, when playing KongKasino, eFlax, Bingoria and Yezz, while the maximum daily loss limit for these games has been cut by 50% to NOK2,000.

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