Age limits

Gaming is for adults

You must be 18 years of age to play games offered by Norsk Tipping. Research shows that the younger you are when you start gaming, the greater the risk of developing gaming problems. Young people's brains are not fully developed, and children and young people are thus not able to assess risk as well as adults.

Responsible gaming

Awareness and self-control

Responsible gaming tools

We offer ways to help you be aware of, and control, your gaming habits.

  • Gaming limits
  • Gaming overview
  • Gaming breaks and exclusion
  • Playscan

Gaming should be a source of excitement and enjoyment. You can enjoy safe and secure gaming by following these guidelines and using the tools we provide.

Gaming guidelines

We recommend that you follow these guidelines when you play so that you will be aware of, and able to control, your gaming habits.

  1. Decide in advance how much you can afford to lose
  2. Decide in advance how much time you can spend gaming
  3. Do not spend more than you feel you are comfortable with telling your family or friends
  4. Never believe that you can win back your losses
  5. All winnings from gaming are always more or less entirely the result of chance and pure luck
  6. Never borrow money for gaming
Tools

Gaming limits

Gaming limits help you to stop spending more time and money than you have decided in advance.

Tools

Your gaming overview

Your gaming overview provides you with a summary of how much money you have spent at any given time.

Tools

Gaming breaks and exclusion

From time to time you may feel you need to take a break from gaming or block your access to gaming entirely (exclusion).

Tools

Playscan

Playscan is a system that monitors your gaming habits. If your gaming behaviour changes such that your risk of developing problems is increasing, you will receive a notification.

Gaming problems

Is your gaming behavior out of control?

Are you losing control of your gaming habits, or do you suspect that someone close to you has developed a gaming problem?

People with gaming problems frequently hide their issues from those close to them. Common indicators of gaming problems or risky gaming behaviour may include the following:

  • You cannot stop thinking about gaming, and experience a craving for it.

  • You feel a need always to be increasing your stakes, and you play more frequently.

  • You tell lies in order to conceal how much time and money you are spending.

  • You attempt to win back the money you have lost.

  • You believe that it’s just a question of not giving up, and not letting the chance slip away.

  • You juggle your finances and stake money that you should really be spending on other things. Perhaps you have borrowed money in order to play?

Helpline

Helpline

Calls are treated anonymously and are free of charge. Here you can talk to health professionals who specialise in gaming problems about your situation. The Help Line can also offer you advice about how to seek further help. They can assist you in finding suitable services in your area.

Opening hours are from 09.00 to 21.00 (Mondays to Fridays).

GP

General practitioner

If you are diagnosed with gaming problems and/or dependency, you are entitled to treatment. Your GP can help you and refer you for treatment. Someone with a gaming dependency may also develop other conditions as a result of the problem, such as anxiety or depression, which should also be treated. Your GP will also be able to help you here.

Online help

Distant treatment online

The Norwegian health service offers distance treatment for gaming problems via the internet. This involves a series of tasks carried out online, combined with weekly telephone consultations with a therapist. Treatment takes place over a three-month period, requires no referral from your GP and is free of charge.

Gaming addiction

The organisation "Spillavhengighet Norge"

Spillavhengighet-Norge is an aid network organisation that focuses on providing help to persons with gaming problems, and their next of kin. Spillavhengighet-Norge offers network discussion groups in the major Norwegian cities, as well as a help line (477 00 200), which you can call on Mondays to Thursdays from 10.00 to 14.00.

Help sites

Other links