2018 archive

Nov 15

Updated bibliography of gambling advertising studies

In 2017, I compiled a bibliography of empirical studies on gambling advertising. I have now updated the bibliography, adding 15 new works. Abstract: The aim of this bibliography is to list all works that present empirical studies of gambling advertising. The second edition of the bibliography includes 91works focusing on the topic of gambling advertising. …

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Oct 10

Gambling conference in Malta

A record number of participants (ca. 330) attended the EASG gambling conference in Valletta, Malta, 11-14 September, 2018. This was the 12th conference¬† organized by the European Association for the Study of Gambling; the conference is held every second year. I have participated in all EASG conferences since the 5th, in Barcelona. At the previous …

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Jul 06

New research findings on gambling advertising

Ulla Romild (at the Public Health Agency) and I have written an article about gambling advertising, which recently has been published in the Journal of Gambling Studies. The article presents analyses of data from the Swelogs follow-up population study in 2014. As far as we know, this is the first quantitative study showing that one …

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Apr 27

Gambling conference in Banff

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) is well known among gambling researchers for initiating, carrying out or otherwise to be associated with high quality gambling studies. In April 2018,¬† AGRI organized its 17th annual conference in Banff, Canada. About 100 people participated. The location of the conference is stunningly beautiful, high up in the mountains …

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Mar 20

Configurations of gambling change and harm

Configurations of gambling change and harm are described in a recent article in the journal Addiction Research & Theory. The research reported was carried out at the Department of Public Health Sciences (formerly SoRAD), Stockholm University, and supported by the Public Health Agency. The first two authors conducted the qualitative interviews and analyzed the material, …

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