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Volume: 16 Issue: 5
(May 2017)

Keywords:
esports betting skins gambling under norwegian law norways gaming authority recently published blog post discussing skins betting status under norwegian

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eSports betting and skins gambling under Norwegian law

Norway’s Gaming Authority recently published a blog post, discussing skins betting and its status under Norwegian Law. According to the Gaming Authority, betting with skins may fall into the definition of a lottery if a player buys skins using real money, even if the skins can’t be exchanged back into real money. Mathilde S. Wilhelmsen, Attorney at Bing Hodneland Advokatselskap DA, discusses the legal status of eSports and skins betting under Norwegian law and the potential issues arising out of the Gaming Authority’s approach, while also assessing the effectiveness of Norway’s payment processing ban on gambling transactions.

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