Earlier this week the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS) presented a summary report on problem gambling research. The report is authored by Jessika Svensson (The Swedish National Institute of Public Health), Anders Tengström (Karolinska institutet) and myself.
The report (in Swedish) summarizes research on problem gambling in Sweden and internationally. The report identifies important research gaps that need to be filled. A general conclusion is that an evidence based gambling policy is to some extent already possible. However, in order to develop gambling studies in Sweden and fill the gaps in research a new funding structure is needed, one that would facilitate long-term strategic building up of knowledge about gambling and problem gambling. The report is included in the series “Research in brief”, published by FAS.
- Binde, Per, Jessika Svensson & Anders Tengström. 2013. Spelberoende: Forskning för en hållbar spelpolitik. [Problem gambling: Research for a sustainable gambling policy] (Forskning i korthet, nr. 2.) Stockholm: Forskningsrådet för Arbetsliv och Socialvetenskap.
The report was presented at a seminar in Stockholm on March 19. Click here to watch a video from the seminar.
Press coverage include this article from Sveriges Radio International.