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Mar 15

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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Nov 03

Gambling advertising: new edition of the bibliography

The third edition of my bibliography of empirical studies of gambling advertising is now available online. I have added 28 new works with a focus on such advertising, which means that a total of 119 works are now listed. In 2019, 23 articles and reports on the advertising and marketing of gambling have this far …

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Oct 29

1st GAMIC and 10th GARN meetings

The Nordic research network Gambling in Context (GAMIC) held its first meeting in Stockholm on October 14, 2019. The theme of the workshop was State regulation and societal handling of problematic gambling. GAMIC is funded by the Swedish Research Council. The aim of the network is to integrate existing national research networks and eliciting a …

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Jun 30

I am honored to receive the SNSUS award

Every second year the organization SNSUS (the Nordic Society Foundation for Information about Problem Gambling) organizes an international gambling conference. At that occasion, SNSUS also awards its price for excellent work in the field of problem gambling. This year two separate prizes were awarded. One was given to the Akan Kompetensesenter in Norway, an organization …

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May 18

Focus on gambling advertising

Focus on gambling advertising was the name of a conference held in Gothenburg, April 15. The event was organized by the Gothenburg Region, which is a co-operative organization for the municipalities in western Sweden. Health care and social services are among the issues coordinated by the Gothenburg Region. Gambling advertising has been a hot topic …

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