Gambling for Good: $24M Donated!,

Norsk Tipping Grasrotandelen Program Provides $24M to Good Causes in May

Norsk Tipping, the government-owned gambling operator in Norway, has raised nearly $24 million for good causes from January to April through its Grassroots Share program. This unique initiative allows players to choose a recipient for 7% of their bets, providing customers with the ultimate control to support the initiatives they care about. With over 30,000 organizations to choose from, customers can freely select an organization they care about and have the option to change it later. The program does not affect the prize of a bet or the chances of winning while allowing customers to be a part of something bigger. Norsk Tipping reported that the local Association for the Relocation of Animals received the most support, followed by Vålerenga Fotball and the Children’s Cancer Association Oslo and Akershus. The Grasrotandelen scheme has so far provided $12 million to sports organizations, $2.5 million to recreation and social associations, and almost $22 million to culture and art-related initiatives. As part of its efforts to combat harm, the Norwegian government is considering a measure that would introduce DNS blocking for offshore operators.