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Norsk Tipping AS
(Norwegian State Lottery)
Postal address: Norsk Tipping, 2325 Hamar, Norway
Internet: www.norsk-tipping.no
E-mail Address: epost@norsk-tipping.no
Phone: +47 62 51 40 00
Fax: +47 62 52 71 52
Population:
4,768,212
World Bank, World Development Indicators
CEO: Torbjørn Almlid
Year Lottery Founded: 1948
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
Sales FY 2008:
Sales FY 2009:
NOK 9.7 billion
NOK 9.7
NOK 9.4
NOK 9.2
NOK 9.6
NOK 10.5
NOK 10.7
NOK 12.7
Number of Employees: 273
On-line Vendor: AWI
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
ITVMs: N/A
Games Offered: Passive, Instants, Lotto, Spiel, Sports Toto
Beneficiaries: sports, culture and research.
Jurisdiction: The company offers its' products on the internet.


Background

Norsk Tipping, The Norwegian National Lottery, offers a wide range of lotto, sports and instant games in the Norwegian market. The products are sold through a nationwide network of 4000 on-line retailers, with a total turnover in 2000 of NOK 8,3 billion ($950 million).
Norsk Tipping is owned by the Norwegian government and was founded in 1948 to fund Norwegian sports facilities and scientific research. Today the company also raises money for culture causes.
In 2001 Norsk Tipping will start to offer its products on the Internet.


News 2014
April 9, 2014 Norsk Tipping Posts Second Best Result Ever
March 4, 2014 Norway’s Gaming Liberalization on Pause
March 3, 2014 Plans to Liberalise Country’s Gaming Market Delayed
February 13, 2014 Norsk Tipping Braces For Norway Reforms
January 29, 2014 Largest Roll Out of Games in History Requires a Marketing Campaign to Match
January 29, 2014 Should State Lottery Monopolies be Protected
January 13, 2014 Playscan now live at Norsk Tipping
January 13, 2014 Norsk Tipping Advises Residents on Potential Scam Campaign
January 8, 2014 Norsk Tipping Launches 68 New Online Games
January 7, 2014 Socio-Political Arguments Seen As Weak
January 2, 2014 Norwegian Gaming Board's Gambling Statistics for 2012
January 2, 2014 Norsk Tipping looks to Retain its Socially Responsible Status in 2014

News 2013
December 9, 2013 New Names at Norsk Tipping
December 9, 2013 Norway Progress Politician Accepts Poker Challenge to Liberalize Gaming Laws
November 8, 2013 Norsk Tipping Shares their Expertise with the World
October 19, 2013 Government Should Examine all Consequences of New Gaming Policy
October 9, 2013 Opening up of Gaming Market in Denmark has been a Positive Experience
August 7, 2013 Scientific Games Signs Terminal and Instant Game System Contracts with Norsk Tipping
July 14, 2013 Norsk Tipping Reveals Survey of Lottery Winners Spending Choice
July 4, 2013 Norway Convenes Expert Group to Probe Gambling Market
July 4, 2013 Norwegian Tipping Makes Historic Decision to Engage Students in Game Design
May 16, 2013 Players Scoops Norway’s Largest Lottery Win in History
April 16, 2013 Norsk Tipping to Extend Play Availability
April 10, 2013 Norwegian Tipping Marks 2012 with Over Four Billion Transferred to Charitable Causes
February 12, 2013 Former US President May Intervene in Norwegian Postcode Lottery Dispute
January 18, 2013 Norsk Tipping Not Guilty of Plagiarism
January 18, 2013 Genera Networks Wins Lawsuit against Postcode Lottery

News 2012
December 18, 2012 Retailers Threaten to Lodge Lawsuit Against Norsk Tipping
December 19, 2012 Norsk Tipping Launch Online Games Next Year with the Responsible Gambling System Playscan™
December 6, 2012 Lawsuit Accuses Norsk Tipping of Plagiarism in Marketing Campaign
November 19, 2102 Norsk Tipping Awards IT Security Contract
October 10, 2012 2012 Looks To Be A Record Year For Norsk Tipping
August 2, 2012 Match-Fixing Suspicions Over Europa League Game
July 4, 2012 Norsk Tipping to Share Their Experiences with Accountability and Regulation of Gaming Machines with Australia
June 26, 2012 Norsk Tipping Looking To Outsource Some Services
May 12, 2012 Norsk Tipping Website Disrupted By Hackers
May 9, 2012 Call From Charitable Bodies To Support The Postcode Lottery In Norway
March 6, 2012 Aristocrat Jackpot System Goes Live Across Norsk Tipping Bingo Network
February 15, 2012 Norsk Tipping Heads Discussions on the Challenges of Online Gaming
February 2, 2012 Norsk Tipping Has Applied For Permission To Start New Games On The Internet

News 2011
December 28, 2011 Large Viking Lotto Jackpots Do Not Contribute To Problem Gambling
December 11, 2011 Did You Get a Gift Off The Norwegian Lottery?
December 5, 2011 New Face for Norwegian Lotto
Nov 27, 2011 Norsk Tipping Gets New Communications and Strategy Director
Nov 8, 2011 Viking Lotto Closes Shortfall for Norsk Tipping
Nov 2, 2011 Psychiatrist Critical of National Lottery’s Advertising Campaign for Record Jackpot
August 26, 2011 Genera Networks Awarded Large Norwegian Lottery Contract
July 22, 2011 Scratch-Card Growth Dampens Revenue Decline
July 8, 2011 Lottery Games Available At Local Chain Stores; Perfect for People on the Go!
June 27, 2011 Norwegian Lottery to Re-evaluate Its Relationship with NFF
June 23, 2011 Norsk Tipping Sponsors Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation
June 7, 2011 Inspired’s Games Division Wins Contract For Norsk Tipping’s Multix VLT Platform
May 30, 2011 Genera Networks Signs Contract With Norsk Tipping
April 28, 2011 New Members Appointed to Norsk Tipping Board
April 29, 2011 Norsk Tipping Delivers Record-Breaking Contribution to Social Causes in 2011
April 18, 2011 Norsk Tipping is a Responsible Gaming Provider
April 1, 2011 Norsk Tipping Increasing the Number of Sales Outlets
April 1, 2011 Facts About Eurojackpot
April 1, 2011 Norsk Tipping to Participate in New Eurojackpot Game
March 16, 2011 Record Year for Norsk Tipping
February 15, 2011 Latvia and Lithuania Create Higher Cash Prize and Increased Premium for Viking Lotto
February 10, 2011 Norsk Tipping’s Peer Jacob Svenkerud Receives the Communications Award 2010
February 10, 2011 Norsk Tipping Introduce Voluntary Limits Tools
February 11, 2011 Norsk Tipping Sets Age Limit On All Games
January 21, 2011 Norsk Tipping Completes Gaming Machine Reform
January 11, 2011 Norsk Tipping to Continue Working With NOC
January 17, 2011 Lottery on Mobile Combined with TV-Show


News 2010
Dec 15, 2010 Norsk Tipping to Deploy a New Game in Bingo Halls in January 2011
Nov 23, 2010 Norsk Tipping Strives to be Environmental Friendly by Replacing Betting Slips with Cards
Sept 3, 2010 Press Release From Former CEO at the Norwegian National Lottery, Reidar Nordby, Jr.
Sept 1, 2010 Findings of An External Investigation of the Norwegian National Lottery
August 31, 2010 Norwegian National Lottery Nominated For Prestigious Information Security Award
August 30, 2010 Successful First Meeting For Norsk Tipping’s Community Panel
August 12, 2010 Norsk Tipping Has A New Lottery Program Host
July 31, 2010 Lotto Presenter Moving On

Norwegian National Lottery Eyes Entertainment Industry for Expanding Slot Machine Footprint
HAMAR, Norway (July 19, 2010) – Norsk Tipping, the Norwegian National Lottery, Chairman Lars Sponheim believes service establishments are an excellent spot for gaming [slot] machines..........Subscribers

Norsk Tipping Revenue Increases
HAMAR, Norway (July 8, 2010) - During the first half of the year, Norwegians spent over 5.6 billion dollars on traditional games to the Norwegian National Lottery. That is nearly 300 million more than the same period last year. The increase is due to the great interest around the Viking Lotto prize where totals were 80 to 110 million kroner.........Subscribers

Norsk Tipping Community Panel Schedules First Meeting
HAMAR, Norway (June 24, 2010) – What do Børge Brende, Dag Kaas, Lill -Tove Bergmo and Tove Paule have in common,  they all sit on the Norsk Tipping society panel - along with ten (10) other socially committed people..........Subscribers

Norway's Newest Gambling Laws
OSLO, Norway (June 3, 2010) -- As of June 1, the new Norwegian gambling laws are in full effect, restricting payment methods for Norway’s online players at foreign-operated casinos..................Subscribers

Regulations Prohibiting Card Processing for Payment of Games
HAMAR, Norway (May 31, 2010) - Tuesday June 1, 2010 enters the prohibition against payment of gambling games that do not have a Norwegian license in force...................Subscribers

Norsk Tipping (Norway) Issues RFQ for Game Providers to Their IVT Platform
Hamar, Norway (May 11, 2010) -- The Norwegian State Lottery, Norsk Tipping, has issued an RFQ, in which they are seeking three game development partners to provide games over the next 3-4 years on their open content IVT platform MULTIX. Since 2008, Norsk Tipping has a nationwide monopoly on gaming machines, currently running 2,000 IVTs in 1000 venues throughout the country, with a regulatory maximum of 10.000 machines........................Subscribers

Lottery Seeks Approval for Slot Machines in Stores
HAMAR, Norway (May 7, 2010) - In 2003 Norsk Tipping, the Norwegian National Lottery was granted a license to deploy 10,000 slot machines. However, today, the goal is to roll out 4,000 machines, and half are in place...............Subscribers

Record Transfers from Norsk Tipping
HAMAR, Norway (May 4, 2010) -- Norsk Tipping is currently distributing a record contribution to worthy social causes in 2010. This is due to a new record turnover for the second consecutive year...................Subscribers

New Viking Lotto Ball Drawing Machine
HAMAR, Norway (April 28, 2010) -  Have you wanted better figures in Viking Lotto? Now they are here! Wednesday was the premiere of the new drawing machine Viking Lotto. The French produced the machine and it is chock full of advanced technology.........................Subscribers

Norsk Tipping is Turpartner for the Norwegian Mountain Touring
Norwegian Lottery Has Signed a Three-Year Agreement with The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). The collaboration will develop including DNT national turdager: "Come out" day, which aims to get more people to get out in nature.
HAMAR, Norway (April 28, 2010) -- We are pleased that Norsk Tipping, the Norwegian National Lottery, will help in getting people out of the chair. “Walking for most people is an important step to utilize the funds to play for the whole population and mobilize all the people to increase physical activity in nature,".............Subscribers

Lotto Fever Produces Good Quarterly Figures
Large Jackpots produced by Viking Lotto have lifted the quarterly results for the Norwegian National Lottery
This major support for our games combined with the savings in the operation divisions gives a very good start to the year, says CEO. Torbjorn Almlid
HAMAR, Norway (April 22, 2010) - “Consumer interest in large jackpots has been common and resulted in success for channelling the desire to play against our games” says CEO. Torbjorn Almlid...........Subscribers

New Deputy Director of Strategy / Legal / Real estate Appointed to Norsk Tipping
HAMAR, Norway (April 16, 2010) - The Director position replaces the former position as vice president Tollef Imsdalen went out earlier this year. The company no longer has the post of Deputy Managing Director. Siv Elisabeth Hveberg holds a law degree from the University of Oslo...........Subscribers

Government Asks Banks to Create Loophole for Norwegian Gaming Companies
Reports that on Friday the government adopted a new regulation to ensure that Norwegian banks can not operate the payment to foreign online gaming sites. It means that Norwegians can not use their bankcards on sites like Betsson and Unibet. The regulation also means Norwegians can not pay by card when they visit a casino abroad........................Subscribers

Deloitte to Audit Norsk Tipping
HAMAR, Norway (February 25, 2010) - Deloitte has been commissioned to conduct an external independent review of Norsk Tipping. The reason for the investigation is the extended audit by the Auditor General of the company for the years 2000 - 2007. Investigation work will start immediately and is scheduled to end before the summer..........................Subscribers

It is Important that the Norsk Tipping Continues to Develop Exciting Game Prospects says Culture Minister Anniken Huitfeldt
HAMAR, Norway (February 6,  2010) - New games will ensure that the Norwegians play like channeled to velregulerte game offers, rather than to uncontrolled gambling offered from abroad through the internet. In time to come we Norwegians increasingly see that the Norsk Tipping will adapt its offer further to the new electronic media to ensure that the games are available in the channels players want to use. .........................Subscribers

Norsk Tipping Urge to Play Wit
HAMAR, Norway (February 2, 2010) - Norsk Tipping has launched a simple web-based self-test to detect risky gambling habits at an early stage......................Subscribers

Record Turnover for Norsk Tipping – Official Press Release
HAMAR, Norway (January 22, 2010) -- “2009 was a record year for Norsk Tipping.  – Our task is to offer the Norwegian populace responsible and attractive games that create profits to be used for deserving social causes. Our turnover is an indicator of our success in achieving this objective.” - Managing Director Torbjørn Almlid.......................Subscribers

Record Turnover For Norsk Tipping
HAMAR, Norway (January 22, 2010) - Norwegian pools: 2009 was a record year for the Norwegian Tipping. “Our mission is to provide the Norwegian people for responsible and attractive games offering that creates a profit for socially beneficial purposes. Revenues ours is an indication of how well we succeed in this mission,” says CEO. Torbjørn Almlid....................Subscribers

Flax Instant Lottery Frost Commercial
HAMAR, Norway (January 14, 2010) - Norwegian Lottery (Norsk Tipping) flax has a new commercial for its Scratch Ticket Game ‘Frost.’ One of Norway’s leading Advertising Agency TRY, from Oslo, Norway put together this quirky feel good commercial....................Subscribers

Norsk Tipping Investigating the Internal Conditions for the Period 2000-2007
Norsk Tipping gransker interne forhold for perioden 2000-2007
HAMAR, Norway (January 12, 2010) - Norsk Tipping initiate an independent investigation on the basis of the Auditor General expanded audit of the company in the years 2000 - 2007. Two new factors of this revision is presented for Cultural Affairs and the Norwegian Tipping........................Subscribers

News 2009

Lars Sponheim New Chairman of Norsk Tipping AS
HAMAR, Norway (November 24, 2009) - Anniken Huitfeldt has appointed Lars Sponheim the new chairman of the Norwegian Tipping AS......................Subscribers

Norwegian Tipping Announce Sale of Keno Recommenced Wednesday
HAMAR, Norway (November 11, 2009) - Wednesday morning saw the re-commencement of the sale of KENO again for Norsk Tipping. The error (See Tuesday’s Edition of Lottery Insider) is corrected, and all the exposed draws for Keno are now conducted again, says Torbjørn Almlid, CEO of Norsk Tipping. ...............Subscribers

Keno Sales Likely to Resume From Tuesday
HAMAR, Norway (November 6, 2009) - Sales and Giveaways should return to a common thread again from Tuesday, after Norwegian Tipping stopped the sale of Keno due to data problems. All other games were reported to be running normally.....................Subscribers

Norsk Tipping Trials Self Diagnosis Kit For Players
HAMAR, Norway (October 5, 2009) - Norwegian Tipping today introduced a simple web-based self-test to detect risky gambling habits at an early stage. "Some of the best one can do to prevent problem gambling is to give the players a tool to be aware of their gambling. We encourage the playing sense, and therefore it is important to give advice on what they can do and how they can address if they are in the process of developing, or already have a gambling problem,"said Torbjorn Almlid, MD. in Norwegian Tipping.......................Subscribers

Settlement Between Norsk Tipping and Reidar Nordby Jr.
NORWAY (August 14, 2009) -- Today, an in-court-settlement has been reached in the Appellate Court between former managing director of Norsk Tipping, Reidar Nordby Jr., and Norsk Tipping regarding the lawsuit brought against Norsk Tipping by Reidar Nordby Jr. in the summer of 2008........................Subscribers

Board and Management of Norsk Tipping Meet on Amendments in Auditor General Report
HAMAR, Norway (June 16, 2009) -  Norsk Tipping’s Board met to discuss the conditions mentioned in the Auditor General's report on Norsk Tipping in the years 2000 - 2007. Several of the conditions mentioned in the Auditor General's report are viewed as an opportunity for improvement................Subscribers

Norsk Tipping Introduces 18-Year Age Limit, Behavioural Tools And Stake Limits
HAMAR, Norway (May 22, 2009) -- Norsk Tipping is now introducing and 18-year age limit on all games and new behavioural tools in order to combat the negative aspects of gaming and gambling. “Our objective is to be world leader in responsible gaming,” says CEO Torbjørn Almlid of Norsk Tipping.....................Subscribers

Norsk Tipping Introduces Stricter Limits
NORWAY (May 23, 2009) - Norsk Tipping, Norway’s leading games company, is introducing stricter regulations, including an 18-year age limit on all of its games, as well as a limit on the stake you are allowed......................Subscribers

Record Contribution From Norsk Tipping
HAMAR, Norway (April 22, 2009) -- Norsk Tipping will set a new record in contributions to worthy social causes in 2009. This is thanks to a new record in turnover for the second year running.....................Subscribers

ACE Interactive Receives Order For 1,000 Additional Gaming Terminals From Norsk Tipping
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (March 9, 2009) – Aristocrat Leisure Limited announced that its fully owned subsidiary ACE Interactive has received an order for 1,000 Indago™ interactive Video Terminals (iVT) from Norsk Tipping, the Norwegian National Lottery. These terminals will be installed as part of an anticipated network of over 6,500 terminals throughout Norway..................Subscribers

Norsk Tipping Lodge Patent for Method and System for Administering Betting Games..................Subscribers

ACE Interactive Receives Order For 1,000 Additional Gaming Terminals From Norsk Tipping
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (January 6, 2009) – Aristocrat Leisure Limited announced that its fully owned subsidiary Ace Interactive has received an order for 1,000 Indago™ interactive Video Terminals (iVT’s) from Norsk Tipping, the Norwegian National Lottery. These terminals will be installed as part of an anticipated network of over 6,500 terminals throughout Norway...............Subscribers


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