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Nils Arne Gronlie

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Name: Nils Arne Gronlie
Date registered: August 14, 2013

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  1. Norway: Athletes gambling sponsor income under pressure — August 13, 2013
  2. Norway: Texas Hold’em allowed under the Norwegian Penal Code but still illegal pursuant to the Lottery Act — August 13, 2013

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Norway: Athletes gambling sponsor income under pressure

Norwegian athletes from a variety of sports, including UK Premier League football players, NHL players, cross country skiers and pole vaulters have signed sponsorship deals with various gambling operators. Norway practices a state-owned monopoly through Norsk Tipping on all gambling activities and the bulk of the proceeds from Norsk Tipping is plowed back into sports and culture. Norsk Tipping therefore stands out as a dominant beneficiary and money source for Norwegian sports both on a grass root level and for premier athletes. Read the rest of this entry »

Norway: Texas Hold’em allowed under the Norwegian Penal Code but still illegal pursuant to the Lottery Act

The Norwegian Appellate Court (Nw: Lagmannsretten) (the Court) recently handed down it’s decision in a case where the Oslo Regional Prosecutor’s Office had charged a person with hosting a gambling event and confiscation of NOK 10,000 which were the results of a game of Texas Hold’em No Limit. The question was whether or not it was illegal to arrange a tournament where Texas Hold’Em was played and if this particular game was a game of chance pursuant to the Norwegian Penal Code § 383 and 299. Read the rest of this entry »