Yearly Archive: 2016

Nov 16

New publication on gambling-related embezzlement in the workplace

This article is the final one in a series of three publications on problem gambling in the workplace (see Research page). The article focuses on the extent of economic harm caused by gambling-driven employee embezzlement. Abstract It is well-known that severe problem gambling may lead to economic crime. This study explored a particular type of …

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Oct 03

EASG conference in Lisbon

The eleventh conference of the EASG (European Association for the Study of Gambling) was held in Lisbon, 13-16 September, 2016. The presentations are now available at the conference  website (click on the “Day 2-3-4” tabs to view the program and the presentations). This was the seventh EASG conference that I participated in, starting with Barcelona …

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Jul 29

New publication on gambling-driven embezzlement

More results have been published from my study on gambling-related embezzlement and other harms from gambling in the workplace. This paper – the second in a series of three – focuses on the systemic character of gambling-driven embezzlement. Abstract People with severe gambling problems typically first spend all their available money on gambling and then …

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Jul 06

Harms caused by problem gambling

In previous posts I have written about the Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling (CFHG), which is a publication sponsored by the Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO). The framework presents a broad set of factors relating to the harms that gambling may cause, such as features of the gambling environment, exposure and the various forms of …

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Jul 03

Fewer Swedes gamble

Results from the recent population study on gambling (Swelogs 2.0) were presented at a seminar in Stockholm on June 22. Data for the study were collected in the autumn of 2015. The results can be compared with those from the previous population study (Swelogs EP1), with data collection in 2008/2009. The most surprising result from …

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Jul 01

New publication – preventing gambling harm in the workplace

Results have been published from my study on gambling-related embezzlement and other harms from gambling in the workplace. This paper focuses on prevention and responses to gambling harm. Abstract AIMS – Problem gambling, even if it occurs in leisure time, can cause harm in the workplace. Problem gamblers are preoccupied with gambling and often suffer …

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Jun 10

Seminar on the prevention of gambling harm in the workplace

Akan is the Norwegian workplace advisory center for issues relating to alcohol, drugs, and addictive gambling and gaming. Akan was founded in 1963 by representatives from the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry (NHO). On May 31, Akan organized a seminar at which a new online tool …

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