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The Norwegian online sports betting market extremely interesting. Technically, online
betting is only legal through the state-
I discuss more issues regarding Norwegian online betting on this page and throughout this site. However, I also researched and reviewed the best sports betting sites for Norwegians whom want to exercise choice in selecting the online sportsbook that best meets their needs. For my research purposes, there are three sportsbook groups. 1) Disreputable ones that everyone in the world should avoid. 2) Great companies with solid services, but fail to cater to the Norwegian market. 3) Great companies with excellent services that also cater specially to the Norwegian customer. The list below outlines the best of this third group. You don’t need to know the companies in groups 1 and 2. There are hundreds in group 1, dozens in group two, but only a few in group 3. To the right of the screen, you can read exactly how I’ve gone about researching this topic from a Norwegian betting perspective.
As general rule most sports betting review sites are built simply to present you
with as many brands as possible with logos and banners in the hopes that you will
recognise a brand that you know. Next to these logos you will likely see a 5-
While most of the listed brands may be reputable, they will not actually cater very well to the Norwegian sports bettor as many important factors will not have been taken into account.
As you can see from my list, several of the biggest names in the Norwegian market and names that are large within the global betting market are not listed. Unlike other sites, I’m not interested in simply trading on a brand that you know. I want you to play with the betting sites that I truly believe to be best for the Norwegian bettor.
Each site must satisfy the following criteria:
I have reviewed over 30 of the World’s top sportsbook companies from the perspectives of dozens of different national markets including the Norwegian perspective. If any of these criteria are not sufficiently met, the reviewed sportsbook is not included in my list. This makes your decision easier. The decision is black and white with only four top performers.
I’m not here to list every sportsbook, tell you what is wrong with them, and then hope to trade on their brand and logo because they have advertised and you know their name.
I’m here to show you the best companies with which you may bet from Norway. My list is in alphabetical order with no order of preference. They all provide an excellent experience, but have their differences. Please read and enjoy responsibly.
BetVictor is known well in the UK for having the most competitive football odds. If football is going to be the sport on which you will focus more than any other, BetVictor should be at the top of your list. Read the BetVictor Norway review.
Pinnacle Sports is the world’s best reduced-
Unibet focuses heavily on the Nordic markets and provides some amazing coverage of sports betting, especially with their coverage of niche sports like ice hockey. If you like a breadth of sports, Unibet must be considered heavily. Read the Unibet Norway review.
In betting with the government-
If you feel you have the means and the desire to bet larger amounts of money on sporting events, you need to know which services have highest limits to ensure the sportsbook you choose can take your action. All of the sites I list allow for big winners, but a few of them are reserved for the bettors interested in the highest stakes.
Crucial to your sportsbook experience is the manner in which you’ll be able to deposit and withdraw funds from your betting account via your chosen banking methods.
It is no coincidence that every sportsbook listed on this site offers Norwegian Krone betting accounts. Similarly, you can view the most popular banking methods that are compatible transacting Kronor or other currencies of your choice as a Norwegian customer.
There are several key differences that make third-
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2) More betting markets -
3) Government Tracking -
4) Limits on wagers -
It appears as though the government will be looking at trying to block IP addresses
Prohibition of alcohol was enacted in the US in the 1920s. With prohibition, organised crime was given an very large opportunity to profit heavily, and they did so by smuggling Illegal alcohol from Canada into illegal bars and speakeasies. This caused a very large loss in the tax revenues that would have been realised by the government had the alcohol been allowed to be imported normally. While other countries have also taken moral stances on online gambling, as in the American example regarding alcohol, there is a very large hole in the system. Although the government may attempt to block the IP addresses of certain betting company websites for their citizens, people that are interested in having freedom of choice simply use software that allows them to essentially bypass this blocking process by altering their own IP address. This is a common practice by people that wish to access content intended for a certain region.
The Government of Norway has set toward this potential goal of prohibition due to
a worry over ‘problem gamblers.’ The large majority of bettors in Norway are not
problem gamblers and thus the vast majority are essentially being punished and having
their freedom of choice limited by concerns surrounding around 1% to 2% of gamblers.
This is certainly not fair practise in a democratic country. Especially since all
the most reputable sports betting websites in the world including those listed above,
all offer self-
Should the freedom of choice for the many be limited or extinguished all-
Perhaps Norway should look at the model of Australia where reputable third party
companies like those listed above have been licensed by the government to create
This kind of solution ensures the wider market has more choice while the small percentage
with addiction issues may be helped and is surely a more democratic solution than
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