Norsk Tipping is a Norwegian gambling operator owned by the government. From January to April, it collected nearly $24 million in donations for charitable causes. The funding comes from its Grassroots Share program, where 7% is donated to a charity chosen by players.
Norsk Tipping, an operator known for its support of various charitable causes. Its grassroots initiative is unique because it allows players the opportunity to choose who receives a portion of their wagers. Customers can choose to support the causes they are passionate about.
The program has no effect on the odds of winning or the amount of the bet. The program allows the customer to become a part something larger by offering them a choice of more than 30,000 organizations.
Customers can choose any organization that they are interested in. Customers can change their mind later if they wish.
The amount raised in the period between January and April was slightly more than the amount collected by the company last year. This shows an increased interest for the initiative.
The Operator has revealed the top recipients
Norsk Tipping has also released information on the recipients of funding. The state-owned operator, as usual, will make three payments in this year: one each in January, May, and September.
Norsk Tipping customers, according to the operator’s statement, have shown the greatest support for the local Association for the Relocation of Animals. The organization received about $130,000. Valerenga Football is next with $113,000 followed by Children’s Cancer Association Oslo & Akershus, which received $102,000.
Norsk Tipping also reported that $5 millions were raised in the Folkerike Viken area alone. Vestland is in second place, with $3.1 million. Trondelag, in third place, raised $2 million.
Norsk Tipping has reported that its Grasrotandelen program, which is currently in place, has provided a total of 12 million dollars to sports organizations. $2.5 million was given to social and recreational associations, and nearly $22 million went to initiatives related to culture and the arts.
Norway continues to combat harm
Anette Troettebergstuen is the acting minister of Culture in Norway. She recently supported a measure which would introduce DNS blocking to offshore operators. The new law, which will be voted upon this fall, would come into effect on January 1, 2024 if it is approved.
The Norwegian Gambling Authority would be given extra powers under the proposal to enforce the ban, and be allowed to block internet service providers.