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Friday - 9 September 2022

09.00 – 10.40 Parallel Sessions
Session 1 –Business as usual?
location: Meet Hall 1 
Moderator: Willem Keessen 

Reopening of casinos in Venezuela: legal, cultural and economic considerations. Impact on other gambling

Cesar Sanchez-Bello, APAL, Venezuela


Gambling harms from electronic gambling machines are better prevented with state control

Johanna Järvinen-Tassopoulos, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


Duty of care in the Swedish gambling act – implementation and supervision

Maria Vinberg, Swedish Gambling Authority, Sweden


Experiences from introducing a mandatory loss limit at Paf

Jenna Ekström, Paf, Finland


Session 2 – Responsible gambling strategies
location: M6
moderator: Malcolm Bruce 

Transparency in responsible gambling: A systematic review

Reece Bush-Evans, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom


Responsible gambling in the digital evolution

Jade Luchauer and Jesse Saccoccio, IGT PLC, United States


Efforts of minimizing the potential harms of loot boxes: Case Finland

Sari Castrén, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


• Development of Canada’s national lover-risk gambling guidelines

David Hodgins, University of Calgary and Matthew Young, Greo, Canada (2x20 minutes)

Session 3 – Research and problem gambling
location: M2/M3
moderator: Nathalie Smit

Do increased financial resources predict gambling behaviour?

Tuomo Kainulainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


• A review of help seeking for gambling support in the UK pre and post covid pandemic

Rachel Hassan, GamCare, United Kingdom


• Clinically supervising an online team globally supporting problem gamblers

Paul Dent and Rob Mabbett, Gambling Therapy, United Kingdom


Engagement framework and strategies for the lived experience of gambling harm

Aino Suomi, Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU, Australia


Materialist Values, Wellbeing and Gambling Addiction: A Socioeconomic Comparison

Ilkka Vuorinen, Tampere University, Finland


Session 4 – Lost in diversity
location: M4/M5
moderator: Jonny Engebø

Gambling as cultural heritage: The case of Venice

Marta Soligo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada


Change and constancy in defining at-risk gambling

Riitta Matilainen, EHYT Finnish Association for Substance, Finland


Stigma or compassion?

Mina Hazar and Adela Colhon, YMCA of Greater Toronto, Canada


RG-innovations – based on design thinking and learning from data

Tanja Sveen, Norsk Tipping AS, Norway


Consumer profile segmentation in online lottery gambling utilizing behavioral tracking data from the Portuguese National Lottery Bernardo Chagas, SCML / ISEG, Portugal

Session 5 – Latest updates
location: M1
moderator: Ynze Remmers 

The importance of Accurate Location Detection to Protect Players and Fight Fraud

Sarafina Wolde Gabriel, GeoComply, United Kingdom


Gambling and spending money on in-game items – children within the UK

Anca Mara Gherghel, Epic Risk Management, United Kingdom


Content provider as a (driving) factor for a sustainable and responsible gaming ecosystem

Stefano Fregoni, FilsGame, United Kingdom


10.40 – 11.10 Coffee/tea break
location: Outside M Room 
11.10 – 12.45 Plenary session – wrap up
The three M’s; not being musketeers
location: M4/M5
moderator: Arjan van ‘t Veer

Holistic RG Approach – Detection Proactivity and Harm Minimisation

Maris Catania, Kindred Group, Malta

Prediction of self-reported problem gambling in a sample of online casino players

Michael Auer, Neccton, Austria

• Academics working collaboratively with the gambling industry. A personal view.

Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

12.45 – 13.45 Farewell lunch
location: tba
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