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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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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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