2012 archive

Dec 11

New publication on risk assessment

There is only one gambling studies journal in Sweden: Lotteriinspektionens skriftserie (“Periodical of the Swedish Gambling Authority”). This eminent journal publishes articles about various aspects of gambling, but of course with a focus on legislation and regulation. The most recent issue (no. 2, 2012) includes articles about the mathematics of gambling, the peculiar definition in …

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Nov 30

3 conferences in 3 days

This week was quite busy since I attended three conferences in Stockholm in three days. The first conference (Tuesday 27) was arranged by the Svenska Spel Research Fund. The fund is organized and financed by the state-owned gambling company Svenska Spel and offers funding for postgraduate research projects about gambling, in particular projects with a …

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Oct 29

Follow-up study on problem gambling

The Swedish National Institute of Public Health has published a report on a follow-up study of gambling and problem gambling in Sweden. The study was conducted in 2009-2010 and followed up the 2008-2009 population study. By contacting the same people as in the first study, the longitudinal follow-up study shows how gambling and problem gambling …

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Oct 02

EASG conference in Greece

Sunset in Loutraki

The European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG) held its ninth conference in Loutraki, Greece, September 18-21. More than 250 participants from all over the world gathered at the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, which is one of Europe’s biggest hotel casinos with 80 tables and over 1000 slots. This was a great conference in …

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Sep 22

Café U-FOLD – Problem gambling

U-FOLD – Forum for research on addiction to medical products and illegal drugs – is part of the disciplinary domain of Medicine and pharmacy at the University of Uppsala. U-FOLD organizes the seminar series Café U-FOLD, which is dedicated to presentations and discussions about various topics relating to addiction. The topic for the latest seminar …

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