In this article, we’ll try to help people who are interested in using the Norwegian Krone as a deposit and withdrawal currency, but don’t know which bookmakers will accept it. In addition, you will find details about the gambling taxation laws in the country and what kind of payment method should be used in this kind of situation.
Norway is a very independent country, seeing as it’s one of the few European countries who aren’t members of the European Union(view our section with top european betting sites). Some of the main reasons for this are their strong economic situation and the high living standard. All these factors lead to more income which means people have more money to gamble with. Here’s where they can do it:
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Even though there aren’t many websites that accept the Norwegian Krone, they are one of the best in the gambling world, so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Here are the only two bookmakers which take deposits in NOK:
- Bet365 – As always, bet365 are in our lists, mainly because they offer a wide variety of currencies for their customers to use. There are even 10 different deposit methods available for Norwegians so that they can deposit money, which makes them the best option for Norwegian punters who are looking for an online bookie. You can deposit money with PaySafeCard, Skrill, Ukash, Neteller, Entropay, Click2Pay, wire transfer, cheque, or debit card. You can also use these methods to make withdrawals, with the exception of PaySafeCard and Ukash.
- BetVictor – BetVictor offer slightly fewer deposit options than bet365, but still are a good choice for Norwegian citizens. These choices include PayPal, PaySafeCard, Ukash, Webmoney and debit card. However, you can only withdraw using debit cards and PayPal, which isn’t too much when you compare it with bet365’s wide variety of options.
Gambling Tax in Norway
Unfortunately, Norway has very stern laws when it comes to gambling. The government even went too far to try and make it difficult for people to gamble online in different countries with some of the laws that they accepted. Still, they can’t stop online gambling completely even if they wanted to.
Norway is one of the few countries that require punters to pay a gambling tax regardless of which site they use. There are still some speculations as to whether they apply this law, but there were some rumors about prosecutions against gamblers who bet with high stakes for not paying their taxes, however, they were poker players and didn’t gamble on sports.
What payment methods should people who want to deposit in Norwegian Krone use?
As we mentioned in the previous paragraph, the government in Norway is doing everything to prevent online gambling and resembles the US government in this aspect. The banks can’t accept or get payments from bookmakers, so you can’t use debit cards. We are still unsure why bet365 and BetVictor accept them.
Your best bet would be to use an e-wallet such as PayPal or Skrill because they can hide your online gambling activities.