12 September 2018 - Conference day 2


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08.00 - 09.30 Welcome and official opening

  • Graham White, chairman of the European Association for the Study of Gambling, the Netherlands
  • Heathcliff Farrugia, CEO Malta Gaming Authority, Malta
  • Silvio Schembri, Minister, Malta (Video Message)

09.30 - 11.00 What’s new? What position has the Industry? And the regulator?

Moderator: Graham White, chairman of the European Association for the study of Gambling, the Netherlands

  • Graham White, chairman of the European Association for the Study of Gambling, the Netherlands
  • Birgitte Sand, IAGR Trustee & Patron, Denmark
  • Dan Waugh, Regulus Partners, United Kingdom
  • Dietmar Hoscher, Vice-chair of the European casino Association, Belgium

11.30 - 12.30 InBrief: What’s new in the research arena? Who has a Vision?

Moderator: Pieter Remmers, Assissa Consultancy Europe, the Netherlands


13.45 - 15.25 Parallel Sessions

Session 1 - Responsible Gaming Strategy and Politics

Session 2 - Focus on Research, Gambling and Harm

Session 3 - Regulators and Economics

Session 4 - Automated Identification: Self-exclusion and what’s next? The industry involved

  • Automated identification of possible problem behaviour in online gambling matching expert assessment
    Elisabeth Crone Linding, Danske Spil and Kim Mouridsen, Midway AI, Denmark
  • Raising Standards in compliance: Can Artificial Intelligence help industry stay one step ahead of criminal spenders in online gambling?
    Simo Dragicevic, Playtech, United Kingdom
  • The long-term effects of a real-time loss-limit reminder at Norsk Tipping
    Michael Auer, Neccton, Austria
  • Responsible gambling in practice: a case study of views and practices of Swedish oriented gambling companies
    David Forsström, Department of Public Health Sciences, Sweden
  • Collaborative Innovation Identifying good practice and inspiring change
    Jenny Holland, GambleAware, United Kingdom

Session 5 - (Preventing) Gambling Harm

  • From the Slots to the Bottle: A Mixed-Method Study of Addiction Substitution among Recovered Gamblers
    Hyoun Kim, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Gambling-related harm
    Alexander Blaszczynski, University of Sydney, Australia
  • GAME-BLING: When gaming meets gambling
    Mina Hazar and Adela Colhon, YMCA of Greater Toronto, Canada
  • "The law itself doesn't change things". The local prevention of gambling-related harms after the Act on organizing alcohol, tobacco, drugs and gambling prevention 
    Jani Selin, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Session 6 - (Socio-)economic costs

  • Gambling expenditure in Finland - who contributes the most to the profits of the gambling industry?
    Anne Salonen, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  • Social costs of Gambling in Italy
    Fabio Lucchini, FeDerSerD (Italian Federation of Workers of the Addiction Departments and Services), Italy
  • Venezuelan Socio-Economic crisis and its impact on Gambling
    César A. Sanchez Bello, Seccion Juego Patologico (APAL), Venezuela
  • Is slot machine density highest in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Finland?
    Susanna Raisamo, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  • Two Disasters and the Future of Las Vegas Gaming: Shootings at the Mandalay and the Fall of Steve Wynn
    William Thompson, University Nevada, USA


    15.55 - 17.15 Parallel Sessions

    Session 1 -State of the Art in the Practices of Responsible Gaming

    Session 2 - The Netherlands Gaming Authority

    Seminar: The Tulips are Growing

    Session 3 - Focus on Women

    Session 4 - Treatment of Problem Gaming

    Session 5 - Gambling Regulations

    Session 6 - What’s in games and Solutions?

    • Merging game design features and player behaviour risk markers: What can we learn?
      Christian Percy, Playtech, United Kingdom
    • Daily Fantasy Sports, Social Casino Games, and Ethnic Differences in Gambling Behaviours: Results from a State-wide Prevalence Study
      Lia Nower and Devin Mills, Rutgers University, USA
    • In-play sports betting a scoping study
      Elizabeth A. Killick, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
    • The game of Kinzo: gamblers reported perceptions, paths and behaviours
      Serge Sevigny, Université Laval, Canada