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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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Dec 09

Gambling regulation in Latvia

The Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of Latvia was formed 20 years ago. This was celebrated by a seminar in Riga on December 1, 2017. The presentations at the seminar covered not only gambling and gambling regulation in Latvia, but also in Estonia and Lithuania. There were also talks by representatives from gambling companies holding …

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Oct 17

Bibliography of studies on gambling advertising

In 2014, I compiled a bibliography of empirical studies on gambling advertising, which was included as appendix to a research review of such studies. Since then, I have prepared additions to that bibliography, which have been available at this website, listing the most recent works in this field. I have now compiled a stand-alone and …

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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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