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Thursday - 8 September 2022

08.00 – 17.00 Registration of participants

 location: Conference area

09.00 – 10.30 What can we learn from the past and what will the future bring? Boomers and Zoomers!

location: Meet Hall

moderator: Philippe Vlaemminck

• Jeffrey Derevensky, McGill University, Canada

• André Wilsenach, former regulator Alderney, consultant, Alderney

• Thomas Nilsson, Founder Sustainable Interaction, Sweden

• Jason Frost, President Euromat, Belgium

• Birgitte Sand, former regulator Denmark, consultant, Denmark

• Brett Abarbanel, UNLV, United States

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee / tea break

location: Outside Meet Hall

11.00 – 11.45 Women and Gambling and Leadership

location: Meet Hall

moderator: Tracy Damestani

  • Maris Catania, Kindred, Malta

  • Beata Guzik,, Belgium

  • Tanja Sveen, Norsk Tipping, Norway

  • Hermann Pamminger, European Casino Association, Belgium

11.45 – 12.30 Why you all should stay until tomorrow afternoon 
                         Presentation : Speed dating style 
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch

location: Restaurant 

13.45 – 15.25 Parallel Sessions
Session 1 – AI in general and in particular
location: Meet 1
moderator: Arjan van ’t Veer

Technical solutions for blocking unregulated gambling: A scoping review

Michael Egerer, University of Helsinki, Finland


Beyond identification – Using technology to assist at-risk players

Tracy Schrans, Focal Research Consultants Limited, Canada


Exploring product risk in online gambling using behavioural tracking data

Jonathan Parke, Sophro, United Kingdom


Understanding the risk profile of gambling behaviour through machine learning predictive modelling and explanation

Sanjoy Sarkar, Playtech Plc, United Kingdom


Algorithmic systems for early detection of players at risk

Tilman Becker, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Session 2 – What can we learn from a treatment perspective
location: M6
moderator: Nathalie Smit

• GamCare data review: Themes and trends from a UK treatment perspective

Anna Hemmings and Rachel Hassan, GamCare, United Kingdom


The development and evaluation of the psychosocial treatment program for gambling addict in prisons and probation

Dora Dodig Hundric, University of Zagreb, Department of Behavioural Disorders Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Croatia


Concerned significant others in PG treatment

Anders Nilsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


How to be there

Cristian Andrei, Responsible Gaming Romania, Romania


• What can we learn from GamCare client data about the effectiveness of treatment?

Rachel Hassan, GamCare, United Kingdom

Session 3 – Research and problem gambling
location: M2/M3
moderator: Beata Guzik 


• Psychiatric and somatic comorbidity among persons with diagnosed gambling disorder: A nationwide register study

Tanja Grönroos, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Young people, parents, and gambling. Results from a Swedish population survey and focus groups
Jessika Spångberg, Public health Agency of Sweden, Sweden


Individual differences in interpersonal security predict suicidal ideation and problem gambling

Mauro Schiavella, Seafrog Technology S.r.l., Italy


A new index measuring recovery capital in gambling disorder

Belle Gavriel-Fried, Tel Aviv University, Israel


The effects of gambling wins vs. Losses on alcohol self-administration in copingand enhancement- motivated gamblers

Daniel McGrath, University of Calgary, Canada


Session 4 – Prevention, what to do?
location: M5
moderator: Jakob Jonsson
Session 5 – Research: characteristic/analytics
location: M5
moderator: Thomas Nilsson 

Exploring longitudinal associations between personality disorganization and problematic gambling: A cross-lagged analysis

Zsolt Demetrovics, University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar


Criminogenic problem gambling: Types of crimes and characteristics of perpetrators

Per Binde, University of Stockholm, Department of Public Health Sciences


Treatment effectiveness, adherence, and statistical moderators in an online intervention for problem gambling: 14 years of data Jussi Palomäki, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland


Social support and social aspects of gambling and gambling problems in Swelogs 2021

Magdalena Lagerlund, Folkhälsomyndigheten, Sweden


Gambling and its relations to other types of game playing in the Finnish Player Barometer 2022 study

Jani Kinnunen, Tampere University, Game Research Lab, Finland

Session 6 – RG and the industry
location: M1 
moderator: Malcolm Bruce

Bridging the theory practice gap in safer gambling strategies

Arno Nagelschmied, Casinos Austria AG & Austrian Lotteries, Austria

Implementing gambling limits by affordability

Axel Lyckberg, Svenska Spel, Sweden


Responsible gaming strategy: How it works and what are the effects

Stefania Colombo and Daniele Spadafora, IGT PLC, Italy


• Are the Belgians still the bravest of the gambling market?

Roland Louski, Loterie Nationale, Belgium


• Game over: Analyzing exclusions from German online casino’s

Vadim Kufenko, University of Hohenheim, Gambling Research Center, Germany

15.25 – 15.55 Coffee/tea break
location: Outside M rooms 
15.55 – 17.35 Parallel Sessions
Session 1 – AI in general and in particular
location: Meet 1
Moderator: Willem Keessen 

• Game change – An end to end digital pathway to player interventions

Christofer Hagstedt, Sustainable Interaction Sweden AB, Sweden


Under the spotlight: What slots features are most strongly correlated to increases in player spend, session time, declined deposits and self-exclusion?

Christian Percy, BetBuddy Playtech, United Kingdom


Finding the invisible at-risk player – Using technology to help identify customers spending beyond affordable limits

Tony Schellinck, Focal Research Consultants, Canada


Identifying and intervening with problematic gamblers through the use of AI

Paul Dent, Gordon Moody, United Kingdom


• Comparison of three methods for calculating the gambling costs: Production losses in Finland

Tiina Latvala, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Session 2 – New Ways
location: M6
moderator: Peter-Paul de Goeij

The ‘Path to Play”: Mapping the gambling journey

Laura Balla, Gambling Commission, United Kingdom and Jack Wilson, 2CV Research, United Kingdom


Swimming upstream: Challenges and opportunities in video-streaming of gambling and simulated gambling

Brett Abarbanel, UNLV International Gaming Institute, United States and Joseph Macey, University of Turku, Finland


Loot boxes in video games: demographics, psychology and wellbeing

James Close, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom


A qualitative investigation of the motivations for videogame loot box engagement

Helen Lloyd, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom


Pathways into betting on e-sports: An explorative interview study

David Forsstrӧm, Competence centre for Psychotherapy, Centre for Psychiatry Research, Department of Clinical Neurology, Sweden

Session 3 – Research and problem gambling
location: M2/M3
moderator: Zalt Demetrovics 


• Psychosocial effects of gambling treatment in the daily clinic for gambling addiction

Neven Ricijas, University of Zagreb, Department of Behavioural Disorders, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Croatia


Stigmatization of disordered gamblers in Germany

Andrea Wöhr, Universität Hohenheim, Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel, Germany


The structures of services and availability of gambling disorder treatment – results from Finland

Maria Heiskanen , Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


The societal costs of problem gambling in Norway

Joakim Hellumbråten Kristensen, Department of psychosocial science, University of Bergen, Norway


• Expert Opinions on evaluating gambling-related harms – The Problem Gambling Severity Index and Future Innovations

Anne Salonen, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


Session 4 – Prevention, what to do?
location: M5
moderator: Jonny Engebø

Global self-exclusion system

Simon Vincze, Casino Guru, Slovakia


Stratifying the risk for the development of pathological gambling

Spyros Champi, Cyprus Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission, Cyprus


Improving gambling participation and the prevalence of problem gambling statistics in Great Britain

Helen Bryce, Gambling Commission, United Kingdom


UK research alignment with the framework of harms: an analysis of British co-author networks during the past decade

Matthew Young and Trudy Smit Quosai, Greo, Canada


Risk Factors for Excessive Social Media Use Differ from Those of Gambling and Gaming in Finnish Youth

Sari Castrén, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Session 5 – The role of the authority and what with COVID-19
location: M4
moderator: Mauro Schiavella 

The addiction prevention fund: Three targets of this fund administrated by the Kansspelautoriteit

Jolijn Fanoy-Vogel, Kansspelautoriteit, Netherlands


The new 24/7 national helpline in the Netherlands

Nathalie Smit, Loket Kansspel, Netherlands


Mandatory loss limits, how do they prevent problem gambling in general and how did they help during the COVID-10 pandemic? Bjørn-Helge Hoffmann, Norsk Tipping AS, Norway


Gambling and the COVID-19 pandemic in the Province of Quebec (Canada)

Magaly Brodeur, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada


50% Stopped Playing

Maria Schietse, Svenska Spel, Sweden

Session 6 – RG and the industry
location: M1
moderator: Malcolm Bruce

The originals: The land based lotteries & casinos

Beata Guzik and Philippe Vlaemminck,, Belgium

• Does lighting strike the same place twice? The effect of lottery win location on subsequent gambling

Tomi Roukka, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


Historical market change from Veikkaus perspective

Susanna Saikkonen, Veikkaus, Finland


Nordic light – A stepwise model of duty of care (rather than a smorgasbord

Jakob Jonsson, Sustainable Interaction and University of Stockholm, Sweden


• Exclusion as a player protection measure

Suzanne Lischer, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

18.00 – 18.45 General meeting of the members of the European Association for the Study Gambling (members only)

location: M6

19.00 – … Conference dinner 

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