Despite having produced some of the best poker players in history, Norway is one of the few countries in Europe that has very strict laws relating to gambling and this does not look like it will change anytime soon. Norway is not a part of the European Union (EU) and as such does not feel the pressure to relax their gambling laws in the same way certain other European countries, such as Sweden and Finland, have.
The laws regarding gambling have essentially been in effect since the 1950s, yet there have been some changes made over the years, starting in 1992. In 1992, The Gaming Act allowed a Norwegian company, Norsk Tipping to take control of the Norwegian lottery, sports betting and other games. In later years, when Internet based games became popular, this same company was allowed to host online poker tournaments for the residents of Norway.
In 2008, the law seemed to become even stricter, because it stated that no Norwegian citizen can gamble at foreign sites. This meant that technically it is only legal to play online games through two Norwegian companies, Norsk Tipping and Norsk Riskoto. Because of the nature of the internet, however, it is difficult for the government to enforce these laws and people are generally still able to play their favourite games at other casinos, including NetEnt casinos from Norway as they are from around the world.
As things stand now, the people seem to be playing online games from outside the Norwegian jurisdiction with little to no repercussions and there are calls for legalizing online gambling fully. There are certainly many of Norwegian NetEnt casino games available.
NetEnt Casino games that are Available to Norwegian People
As more casinos become available online it becomes more difficult for the different companies to compete against one another. A way for companies to combat this issue is for them to develop a niche within the broad market. One of the ways to do this is for a casino to focus on one specific country and develop a casino that caters specifically to people from that country.
This is what NetEnt has done in regards to Norway. It has introduced several casinos, which offer NetEnt Casino games, specifically to the people of Norway. One of the ways that the company has managed to satisfy their Norwegian consumers is to introduce online casinos that are available only in Norwegian. The Norwegian NetEnt casino games will, therefore, have all the instructions and other information put forward in Norwegian, which helps the players to understand more fully the games they are playing. These casinos have all the local jackpot NetEnt games as well as Netent Touch games that are available on mobile phones and tablets.
One does not, however, need to go through a NetEnt casino in order to play Norwegian NetEnt Casino games. Many of the NetEnt games are available in other online casinos in Norway too. In most casinos all Norwegian NetEnt Casino games are available for free without the need to download. You can play them in your browser.