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By Marc Jones
Fri Oct 5, 11:37 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Norway is planning a U.S.-style effective ban on Internet gambling, the country's top legal advisers said.
Rolf Sims, legal adviser to Norway's Ministry of Culture, told an Internet gambling conference in Barcelona this week that the country was drafting laws that mirror the U.S. Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIEGA), which effectively outlawed online gambling by making processing of bet payments illegal.
"It's on the drawing board," Sims said.
"It is like the U.S. model banning transactions but we haven't seen the final rules," Norwegian Gaming Board legal adviser Thomas Helgesen told Reuters.
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