Government may allow poker tournament

Bookmark and Share

Organized poker playing is illegal in Norway, but the country’s new conservative government may make an exception for a championship tournament next year. Newspaper Vårt Land reports that Culture Minister Thorhild Widvey of the Conservative Party is urging a more liberal policy towards one of the world’s most popular games.

“I hope we can have a regulatory framework in place soon enough that a Norwegian championship can be held in Norway in 2015,” Widevey wrote in a response to a Member of Parliament from her fellow government coalition partner, The Progress Party.

The coalition government declared already last autumn that it wanted to allow poker championship tournaments in Norwegian.

newsinenglish.no staff