News Skrill and Neteller Blow to Norway Gambling

Skrill and Neteller Blow to Norway Gambling

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Gambling operators and customers in the Scandanavian nation of Norway have been dealt a blow with the news that two of the fastest growing payment services in the world will no longer be servicing transactions that are related to gambling sites.

The two services, online wallet operators Skrill and Neteller, have informed all merchants using their payment systems that they will not be processing online gambling payments in the country of Norway. As a result, both providers have confirmed that they will stop any deposits going to gambling merchants in the country. The change took effect earlier this month on December 8 and it already seems that it has been having as significant effect on customers and operators.

Bettting company customers in Norway have been using Skrill and Neteller for secure payments at  both online casinos and secure sports betting sites for a number of years. These e-wallets were popular with customers because they were seen as trustworthy and secure but now, players have been left to find alternative payment providers if they wish to continue making deposits and withdrawals at betting sites.

Norwegian wallet account holders will still be able to conduct personal money transfers, non-gambling transactions and all ATM withdrawals as part of the service. They will also be able to use the Paysafe  ewallet cryptocurrency services. Gambling company affiliates have been advised that they should update their content to reflect the changes and to ensure their content and instructional messaging is accurate when it comes to informing customers about the latest rules and regulation in Norway.

Although the change game into effect on December 8, the deadline for payouts from gambling merchants using these payment methods is December 21. After this date, Norwegians will no longer have the option of cashiong out their funds to their e-wallet accounts.

The withdrawal of Skrill and Neteller from the provision of gambling payments in Norway leaves ecoPayz as the only viable alternative. This payment solution is currently still accepted for use across online casinos and sports betting sites around the world, including Norway.

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