Yearly Archive: 2017

Aug 16

New article on forms of gambling, involvement, and problem gambling

EGMs, casino games, bingo and poker stand out as closely associated with problem gambling. Half of problem gamblers participate regularly in only one or two forms of gambling, which suggests that for many of them problems are driven by one or two specific forms of gambling. These are some of the results from a study …

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Jul 04

New research program on gambling in Sweden

Responding to and Reducing Gambling Problems Studies (Regaps) is a new Swedish research program on gambling in Sweden. It is funded by the research council Forte and planned to run for six years. Regaps is based at SoRAD (Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs) at the University of Stockholm. (The following is based …

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Jun 17

SNSUS conference in Odense

Every second year the organization SNSUS organizes a conference about problem gambling. The most recent conference was held in Odense, May 29-31, 2017. About 120 people from the Nordic countries participated. The theme of the pre-conference was “Video games – concerns and enthusiasm”. The content of the main conference was very varied: prevention, treatment, methodological …

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May 23

Gambling research network meeting

The Swedish Gambling Research Network (GARN) met in Stockholm on 3-4 of May. This was the eighth meeting since GARN was founded in 2013. About 20 gambling researchers attended. Maria Wennerberg-Sedigh and Johan Röhr from the Gambling Authority were invited. They presented the proposals of the recent governmental inquiry into gambling re-regulation. Plenty of time …

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May 05

The government inquiry on gambling regulation

A month ago, the government inquiry on Swedish gambling regulation presented its report. Having now read the 1344-page report, my impression is very positive. It is likely that the proposed regulation will work well. It is proposed to come in force January 1, 2019. In broad outline, the Inquiry proposes a licensing system for online …

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