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16th March 2018
Norway’s Culture Ministry has decided that a new entity designed to tackle match-fixing shall be supervised by to the Lotteritilsynet, which regulates gambling in Norway. ‘The unit should both collect relevant information and analyse material when there is a suspicion of match-fixing in the country’, read a 3 March Lotteritilsynet statement.
The new unit will work in partnership with Norsk Tipping (Norway’s national lottery), and sports organisations such as the Norwegian football association (NFF). Norsk Tipping currently holds a state monopoly on sports betting in Norway, along with Norsk Rikstoto, which controls horserace betting.
A police investigation into match-fixing in the Norwegian second division began in 2012 in both Norway and Sweden. Three players from Follo FK and two players from Asker Fotball are among those charged.