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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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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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