They say change is the only constant thing in life, and online gamblers worldwide know this pretty well. Hot on the heels of the UKGC credit card ban in April 2020, Norwegian online gamblers will have to live without Neteller and Skrill as of December 8, 2020. Read on to learn a few things about this slight setback and how to get around it.
Norway began implementing it's new online and offline gambling regulations as early as December 2020. The aim is to protect the Norwegian gambling market against illegal gambling activities. But is that really the case, or will it end up causing more damage? Well, the changes in Norwegian gambling laws were first discussed in early 2020. Among them was the introduction of strict personal data protection by online payment platforms.
Skrill and Neteller are undoubtedly some of the most popular online casino banking methods currently. But as said initially, Norwegian casinos had until December 8, 2020, to inform their players about the looming changes. Casino players had up to December 21 to withdraw their casino balances from these two e-wallet options. After that, players will have to source for other payment alternatives, as discussed later on.
But the good news is that Norwegians can still use Neteller and Skrill to transfer funds. The new laws allow non-gambling activities such as ATM cash withdrawals, non-gambling deposits, crypto service, and money transfer for personal reasons. Overall, these e-wallet options aren’t closing shop in Norway.
With Neteller and Skrill moving out of the Norwegian gambling scene, which options are available to players? Luckily, there is no shortage of banking options for online gamblers. Here are some of them:
These changes are sure to affect all Norwegian online gamblers. But there is a ray of hope even as Skrill and Neteller depart the Norwegian gambling market. Players can still use reliable payment options such as ecoPayz and Paysafecard to fund and withdraw money from their online casino accounts. All in all, it’s an excellent lesson for online casino players not to get stuck with a single payment method.