2017 archive

Dec 09

Gambling regulation in Latvia

The Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of Latvia was formed 20 years ago. This was celebrated by a seminar in Riga on December 1, 2017. The presentations at the seminar covered not only gambling and gambling regulation in Latvia, but also in Estonia and Lithuania. There were also talks by representatives from gambling companies holding …

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Oct 17

Bibliography of studies on gambling advertising

In 2014, I compiled a bibliography of empirical studies on gambling advertising, which was included as appendix to a research review of such studies. Since then, I have prepared additions to that bibliography, which have been available at this website, listing the most recent works in this field. I have now compiled a stand-alone and …

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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 the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Stockholm. (The following is based on the program …

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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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