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New job at Stockholm university

As I reached the age of 65 in 2021, I have now retired from my work as researcher at the University of Gothenburg. However, I will continue with gambling research at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Stockholm University, working part-time. As before, I will work in the Regaps gambling research consortium. I will mainly …

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Problem gambling and crime – new article

In this study, we searched a database with more than a quarter of a million criminal verdicts delivered in a five year period by Swedish courts. We found 282 cases in which problem gambling was the main cause of committing crime. In this open access article, we present the main results from the study. Abstract …

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Fourth edition of gambling advertising research bibliography

Gambling advertising is one of my principal academic interests. I have followed the progression of research and updated my bibliography on that topic. Here is the fourth edition of the bibliography, with many new works listed. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down my academic activities, in particular conference participation, which is reflected in the …

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New journal article: Conceptual framework of harmful gambling

The conceptual framework of harmful gambling (CFHG) describes and discusses the harms that gambling can cause to individuals, populations, communities and society. Three editions of the CFHG report have been published between 2013 and 2018. This comprehensive work, authored by international experts on gambling, is now described and summarized in a concise peer-reviewed journal article. …

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Gambling among occupational groups – a new study

In population studies, we typically learn how gambling and problem gambling are distributed across socio-demographic variables, e.g. gender, age, educational level and income. But what are the real-life contexts of gambling and non-gambling that shape this distribution? In this study we investigated gambling in the context of working life. This analytical perspective contributes to the …

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