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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 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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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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