2013 archive

Apr 29

First GARN network meeting

The Swedish Gambling Research Network (GARN) held its first meeting on April 25 to 26 in Stockholm. More than 20 researchers participated – veterans as well as doctoral students who have just begun gambling studies. During the first day of the network meeting there were lectures by invited guests. Jessika Svensson (who is also a …

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Apr 08

Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling

The new publication Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling: An International Collaboration presents a comprehensive and systematic overview of research and knowledge about problem gambling. The authors are an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers (including myself). The publication provides a knowledge map that can be used both to find literature on a particular topic and …

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Apr 04

U-FOLD seminar on addictions

More than 300 people attended a seminar on addiction and drug abuse at the University of Uppsala on April 3. The seminar was organized by U-FOLD – Forum for research on addiction to medical products and illegal drugs – which is part of the disciplinary domain of Medicine and pharmacy at the University of Uppsala. …

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Mar 22

Summary of problem gambling research

Earlier this week the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS) presented a summary report on problem gambling research. The report is authored by Jessika Svensson (The Swedish National Institute of Public Health), Anders Tengström (Karolinska institutet) and myself. The report (in Swedish) summarizes research on problem gambling in Sweden and internationally. The …

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Mar 21

New Swedish EGMs presented

The state-owned gambling company Svenska Spel will add responsible gambling features to their “Vegas” brand of EGMs (Electronic Gaming Machines). There seems not yet to be any publicly available description of the new features, so what follows here are notes that I made during the event in Stockholm last week when the new machines were …

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