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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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Dec 29

Third update of gambling advertising bibliography

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

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