Yearly Archive: 2014

Dec 03

Forum for problem gambling issues

A very interesting conference took place in Malmö on November 28-29: Forum for Problem Gambling Issues (”Forum för spelberoendefrågor”). The conference was financed by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and organized by the National Association of Problem Gamblers (Spelberoendes riksförbund, SBRF). About sixty people participated in the conference. The majority were from mutual support …

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Nov 24

Fourth GARN network meeting

The Swedish network of gambling researchers – GARN – held its fourth meeting on November 19 – 20, 2014, in Stockholm. The agenda included many topics but to me the most interesting discussion was about the concept of addiction. The discussion was held in connection to two presentations about online gaming. The presenters – Rune Aune Mentzoni (invited …

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Sep 16

EASG conference in Helsinki

The European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG) held its tenth conference in Helsinki, September 9-12, 2014. Around three hundred people from all parts of the world participated and there were more than one hundred presentations. Virtually all aspects of gambling were covered: legislation, regulation, economics, problem gambling, prevention, treatment and cultural history. I …

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Aug 29

Update on gambling advertising research

The report Gambling advertising: A critical research review was written by Per Binde for the Responsible Gambling Trust in the UK. It was published in April, 2014. > Download the report The report has an appendix that lists empirical studies examining gambling advertising. Part A of the appendix lists 36 publications presenting studies that focus …

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Jun 17

Problem gambling in the financial sector: A pilot study

I will soon begin a study on problem gambling among employees in the financial sector. The Swedish Public Health Agency has financed the study, which is planned to run for one year. Why the financial sector? It’s because there are reasons to believe that problem gambling among employees in this occupational sector has particularly severe …

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Jun 11

New article – Games of life and death

The recent issue of UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal includes an article of mine: Games of life and death: The judicial uses of dice in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Sweden (for details, see below). Much of what I have written in recent years has been about problem gambling, but in this article I have returned …

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May 28

Responsible Gaming Academy in Vienna

The Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group has been organizing its annual “Responsible Gaming Academy” (RGA) since 2004. On May 22 the eleventh academy took place in Vienna. About 240 people attended. Among the presenters were Jeffrey Derevensky from Canada, Tobias Hayer from Germany and Neven Ricijaš from Croatia. I presented about gambling advertising, in …

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May 15

Third GARN network meeting

The Swedish Gambling Research network (GARN) held its third meeting on May 8-9. About 17 people participated in the network meeting, which was held in Strängnäs Our invited guest Anssi Airas from the Finnish Foundation for Gaming Research told us about gambling studies in Finland. We discussed the possibilities of future collaboration between our organizations …

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Apr 04

Gambling advertising: A critical research review

The Responsible Gambling Trust in the UK has published a report on gambling advertising research, authored by me. The report is now online and can be accessed here: > Gambling advertising: A critical research review   Binde, Per (2014). Gambling advertising: A critical research review. London: The Responsible Gambling Trust. SUMMARY   This report provides a …

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Mar 31

Seven years at the Swedish Gambling Authority

I have been a member of the Board of directors of the Swedish Gambling Authority for nearly seven years. However, I have chosen to leave this position and today, March 31, is my final day at the Board. Seven years is a quite long time and every board like this benefits from renewal. For my …

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