1. Day 1
  2. Day 2
  3. Day 3

Day 1 Wednesday, September 10, 2014

 Available presentations can be found in red and bold


08.45 – 09.30 Welcome and official opening

• Pieter Remmers, conference organizer of the EASG, the Netherlands
• Mark Griffiths, chairman of the Executive Committee of the EASG, United Kingdom
Velipekka Nummikoski, CEO, RAY, Finland
• Juha Koponen, CEO, Veikkaus, Finland


09.30 – 10.00 What about Finland? Finnish gaming model

Païvi Nerg, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Interior, Finland


10.00 – 10.30 A number of aspects related to the Finish Gaming model

Johanna Lipponen, Veikkaus, Finland
Jarmo Kumpulainen, RAY, Finland
Saini Mustalampi, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break


11.00 – 11.30 Focus on Europe
Harrie Temmink, European Commission, Belgium


11.30 – 12.30 Plenary session – Where are we going to? Presentations and Panel Discussion

o Luc Delany, International Social Games Association, United Kingdom
o Cem Miralay, Betsson Group, Malta


12.30 – 13.45 Lunch


13.45 – 15.45 Parallel Sessions


Parallel Session 1 – Analysis of behaviour and feedback (presentations & panel)

Andreas Holmström, Playscan, Sweden
Maris Bonello, Unibet, Malta
• Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
• David Excell, Feauturespace, United Kingdom
• Simo Dragicevic, Bet Buddy, United Kingdom


Parallel Session 2 – Responsible Gaming

• Gamblers attitudes and wishes in regards to behavioural tracking and responsible gambling features – a qualitative analysis
Henrik Tingleff, Mindwork Psykologisk Center & Danske Spil, Denmark
• Effective adolescent gambling prevention – the case of the Croatian “Who really wins?” programme
Dora Dodig, University of Zagreb, Croatia
• Consumer protection and responsible gaming regulation in the USA’ new online gambling regime
Kurt Eggert, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, USA
• Applying consumer protection to gambling
Mark Henley, Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce, Australia


Parallel Session 3 – Research

Validity of Canadian Adolescent Gambling Inventory (CAGI) among a sample of Croatian high-school students
Neven Ricijas, University of Zagreb, Croatia
The road less travelled – a longitudinal study
Rosa Billi, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Australia
Making EGM-based voluntary pre-commitment work: insights into the technological and practical factors influencing implementation and research
Paul Delfabbro & Michael O’Neill, University of Adelaide, Australia
An eleven year follow-up of gamblers in a Swedish representative sample
Jakob Jonsson, University of Stockholm, Sweden


Parallel Session 4 – Women

Factors influencing treatment-seeking behaviour in female pathological gamblers – A comparison of different treatment centres in Europe
Laura Brandt, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Invisible loyalties in gambling women’s families: the role of family dynamics in female treatment-seeking behaviour and treatment retention
Fulvia Prever, Azzardo e Nuove Dipendenze – ALEA Associations, Italy
• Women addicted to gambling, they’re not what you think – identity construction of women pathological gamblers
Belle Gavriel-Fried, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Our “adventures in paradise”: an empirical study on the electronic coin-pusher addiction among middle aged females in Hong Kong
Wing-Chi Artemis, Upper Iowa University Hong Kong Campus, China


Parallel Session 5 – Protection & Measurement

Sweden’s agenda to tackle negative health effects related to problem gambling
Anna Brooks, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
Game developers’ perspectives on responsible monetization of gam(bl)ing
Jani Kinnunen, University of Tampere, Finland
Gambling-related problems in adolescence: development and validation of a new screening instrument
Tobias Hayer, University of Bremen, Germany


15.45 – 16.15 Tea break


16.15 – 17.45 Parallel Sessions


Parallel Session 1 – Measurement

Gambling in youths: A new scale to measure pathological gambling behaviour
Maria Anna Donati, University of Florence, Italy
Online and offline Portuguese pathological gamblers: characterizing and comparing
Pedro Hubert, Instituto de Apoio ao Jogador, Portugal
Measuring the enacted and felt stigma of gambling
Phillip Donaldson, CQ University Australia, Australia


Parallel Session 2 – Responsible Gaming & Accreditation

Svenska Spel takes further initiatives into Responsible Gaming
Annika Strand & Zenita Stranänger, Svenska Spel, Sweden
Does your car offer a better standard of protection than gambling products? In search of international standards of player protection that will make a difference to financial and mental health
Ben Verhoeff, NMi, The Netherlands & Malcolm Bruce, Gambling Integrity Services, United Kingdom
• Regulations versus commitment to responsible practice
Leigh Barret, Leigh Barret and Associates Pty Ltd, Australia


Parallel Session 3 – Early Detection

• ‘Fight for the real you’: early intervention in problem gambling through a mass media campaign
Serge Sardo, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Australia
Communication-based early detection of gambling-related problems in online gambling
Suzanne Lischer, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Why feedback loops are important – new standards in player protection
Doris Malischnig, Casinos Austria – Austrian Lotteries, Austria


Parallel Session 4 – Problem Gambling

Working towards a harm index in problem gambling (harm index study 1): does type of play and level of involvement determine severity of presentation?
Silvia Ronzitti, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Outcomes of a randomised controlled trial of the application of cognitive and behaviour therapies for problematic gambling: implications for the state-wide gambling therapy service treatment model
Peter Harvey, Flinders Centre for Gambling Research, Australia
Risk assessment and continuous evaluation of harm caused by different forms of gambling
Antti Murto, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


Parallel Session 5 – Casinos

• Casino dreams and business reality – the impact of gambling operation in Finland
Johanna Järvinen-Tassopoulos, Finland
Evaluation of the removal of ATM’s from gambling venues in Victoria, Australia
Anna Thomas, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australia
The gambling scene in France: an overview from a legal, industrial, social, economical and psychologial point of view
Stéphanie Liénard, clinical psychologist in private practice, France


18.15 - … Finnish evening programme