Norway Limits Gambling to iBingo

The Norwegian government has ordered bingo halls in the country to limit their operations to online only. The measure is an attempt to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Norway’s gaming authority, Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet or Lottstift, has ordered the country’s bingo halls to operate online only, hoping to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Norwegian gambling regulations state that consumers can play bingo online but must be linked to games occurring in a land-based bingo hall, reported

Games may only be offered for 12 hours a day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and each licensee can only offer one game at a time. New players no longer need to register for accounts in person.

The rules will be in place until March 29, but Lottstift reserves the right to extend them.