SNSUS held its ninth Nordic conference in Hamar, Norway, May 27-29. SNSUS stands for The Nordic Society Foundation for Information about Problem Gambling. There were more than 100 participants, not only from Nordic countries but also from Australia, Canada and other parts of the world.
Among the topics covered by the presentations may be mentioned social gaming, prevalence studies in the Nordic countries, the re-regulation of the gambling market in Denmark, and prevention of problem gambling among youth. I presented the Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling, an international collaboration facilitated by the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC).
SNSUS awards a prize for outstanding achievement in preventing and treating problem gambling. This year’s prize was awarded to Spelberoendes riksförbund (the National Association of Gambling Addicts) in Sweden. The prize is very well deserved. Read more about the Association at its website, in a book in Swedish celebrating its tenth anniversary, or in this article in English.