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Wednesday - 7 September 2022

08.00 – 15.30 Registration of conference participants


08.45 – 09.15 Welcome and official opening

• Minister of Culture and Equality, Anette Trettebergstuen

• Chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG), Secretary General European Lotteries, Arjan van ‘t Veer

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee/tea Break

location: Outside Meet Hall 

11.00 – 12.30 Regulations and the role of the industry

location: Meet Hall

moderator: Birgitte Sand

• René Jansen, CEO Gambling Authority the Netherlands and Chairman of Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) • Francesco Rodano, Playtech, United Kingdom

• Per Jaldung, CEO Casino Cosmopol, Sweden, and Chairman of the European Casino Association (ECA), Belgium

• Russel Mifsud, KPMG Malta

• Pontus Lindwall, Betsson AB, Malta

• SPECIAL : In memory of Peter Collins

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch

Location : Restaurant

13.45 – 15.25 Parallel Sessions
Session 1 – Regulators, how far do we go?
location: Meet 1
moderator: Peter-Paul de Goeij

The dark art of prohibition

Paul Newson, Senet Advisory, Australia

• Netherlands remote gambling regime: teething troubles or deeper issues?

Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen, Netherlands

• Regulating integrated resort casinos in Asia: Macau, Singapore, and Japan

Jorge Godinho, University of Macau, China

Is a clustered or isolated casino location model better?

Douglas Walker, College of Charleston, United States

• The mother of all gambling controversies: Insights from British parliamentary Records

Daniel Waugh, Regulus Partners, United Kingdom

Session 2 – New Frontiers in Women Disorders: An international female perspective in clinic and research
location: M6
moderator: Fulvia Prever and Belle Gavriel-Fried

Motherhood, parenting and gambling problems? Results from a Swedish population survey

Jessika Spångberg, Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden

• Gambling motivation model for Polish older women addicted and not addicted to gambling – The results of a qualitative study

Bernadeta Lelonek-Kuleta, University of Lublin, Poland

• Re-establishing relationships in recovery- women’s perspective

Belle Gavriel-Fried, Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Israel

• Exploring the gambling motivations and the pathway development of female illegal gamblers

Artemis Leung, Hong Kong University, SAR, China 

• Women’s residential programme

Harp Edwards, Gordon Moody, United Kingdom

• Gender approach in gambling disorders after pandemic time: A new international manual on gender approach 

Fulvia Prever, SUN(N)COOP, Italy

• Round table discussion: ‘Nothing will be the same. What did we learn on women gambling addiction after the pandemic?’

Session 3 – Research, all around
location: M2/M3
moderator: Willem Keessen

No change in prevalence of problem gambling in Sweden does not mean that nothing has changed

Ulla Romild, The Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden

• Suicidal Behaviour, ideation and disordered gambling: a systematic review and Meta-analysis

Jim Rogers, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

Comparing the relationship between military service and problem gambling between men and women
Mark van der Maas, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States

Marital Status and odds of gambling disorder: A longitudinal study based on national registry data

André Syvertsen, University of Bergen, Norway


Gambling and problem gambling in Germany: Results of a mixed-mode population survey in 2021

Gerhard Meyer, University of Bremen, Germany

Session 4 – Betting/match-fixing and advertising a conflict of Interest?
location: M5
moderator: Philippe Vlaemminck

A national approach against match-fixing: The case of Austria

Severin Moritzer, Play Fair Code, Austria


Betting practices among players in Portuguese championships: From cultural to illegal behaviors

César de Cima, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal


The gambling advertising and sponsoring ban doesn’t work!

Valérie Peano, EGLA, Italy


• Monitoring Online Gambling Ads – Sweden as a preview of the Netherlands?

Flóra Felsö, Kansspelautoriteit, Netherlands


Blinkers required: A rapid review and gap analysis of gambling marketing and advertising strategies and recent changes in gambling behaviors in Europe

Kevin McMahon, University College Dublin, Ireland

Session 5 – Prevention all over
location: M4
moderator: Malcolm Bruce 

Prevention of gambling addiction in the state gambling sector: Are problem gamblers reached?

Anke Quack, Kompetenzzentrum Spielerschutz & Prävention, University Centre Mainz, Germany


• Do’s and don’ts in the prevention of at-risk gambling

Eija Helena Pietilä and Teresa Tenkanen, Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention EHYT, Finland


Gamblers’ use of measures to prevent gambling problems and reduce harm

Jonny Engebø, The Norwegian Gambling Authority, University of Bergen, Norway


• Cashless gambling: Consumer perspectives on the risks and benefits of digital payment systems for electronic gaming machines Thomas Swanton, University of Sydney, Australia

Session 6 – Lived Experience
location: M1
Round Table discussion 

• Matt Smith, Betknowmore, United Kingdom

• Feite Hofman and Johan Dokter, AGOG, The Netherlands

Daniel Harre, Spelberoendes Riksförbund, Sweden

 Magnus Pedersen, Spillavhengighet Norge, Norway

15.25 – 16.00 Coffee/tea break
location: Outside M rooms
16.00 – 21.00 Reception City Hall and dinner in town

16.00 – busses will depart from Thon Hotel Ullevaal

17.00 – Reception at the City Hall of Oslo
17.45 – Guided tour at the City Hall of Oslo

18.30 – Five minute Walk to diner location @ Olivia’s Aker Brygge

21.15 – First bus back to Thon Hotel Ullevaal

21.45 – Last bus to Thon Hotel Ullevaal

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