Norway bans online
gambling on addiction worries
The European country of Norway has passed a
bill to ban online gambling, according to media reports. The
approach taken by the Norway government to battle online
gambling is similar to the one taken by the U.S. a couple of
years ago, namely, putting a stop top the financial transactions
to and from the online gambling websites. The politicians in the
Scandinavian country have taken the anti-gambling approach as a
sure vote-winner, after studies have shown that the introduction
of slots machines have led to an increase in gambling addiction.
This week the Norway Parliament has taken the issue further by
passing a bill that would also forbid companies from operating
online gambling websites in the country.