2012 archive

Apr 03

Online book about Italian culture

My doctoral thesis in social anthropology was published in 1999, with the title Bodies of Vital Matter: Notions of Life Force and Transcendence in Traditional Southern Italy. I have recently prepared a PDF-edition of the book that is freely available on the internet. There is not much about gambling in the thesis, although there is …

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Mar 06

The impact of gambling advertising

The impact of gambling advertising on the extent of problem gambling is often debated in Sweden. There is a lot of gambling advertising in Swedish media and some people demand advertising restrictions of various kinds in order to prevent problem gambling. The question is how effective such measures would be. I have written two reports …

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Feb 08

RFMA conference on gambling addiction

The RFMA (The national association against alcohol and drug addiction) held a conference on gambling addiction on February 7. Around 70 participants gathered in Stockholm for a full day program about pathways in and out of problem gambling. Among the speakers were Fred Nyberg, professor at Uppsala University, the Faculty of Pharmacy, who gave a …

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Jan 31

PMU, ARJEL and Prix d’Amérique

This weekend I went on a study trip to Paris with the Board of Directors of the Swedish Gaming Board. Once a year we broaden our knowledge by visiting similar organizations in other countries. At these occasions, we also visit gambling companies, trade fairs and places of gambling that for various reasons are of current …

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