Prelim. Program
A/O 11 July 2024

12.00 - 20.00
Location:
Hospitality desk
Moderator:

Registration of participants

14.30 - 16.30
Seminar
Location:
Giove 1
Moderator:
Fulvia Prever

Epidemiologia, trattamento e prevenzione in Italia; ache punto siamo?

FREE pre-conference seminar
Hosted by Fulvia Prever, conducted entirely in Italian.

Epidemiology, treatment and prevention in Italy: where are we?

  • Molinaro Jarre - Epidemiology and new regulation in Italy. critical points and new path
  • Fulvia Prever – Women gambling issues: new profiles and new goals
  • Elena Caciagli – Tuscany Regional Prevention Program dedicated to female population
  • Claudio Dalpiaz – Minor prevention program for Lazio Region
  • Ornella DeLuca / Casciani – A validated diagnostic Project and a female oriented work in Rome
  • Attilio Negri, Coarazza and Al (Milan and London) Multicentric research on gambling related stigma perception

Participation in the seminar is for FREE, but registration is mandatory!
Registration via; conference@easg.org or at the conference registration desk.

18.00 - 20.00
Location:
Terrace
Moderator:

Welcome cocktail

08.00 - 17.30
Registration of Participants
Location:
Hospitality desk
Moderator:

Registration of Participants

08.45 - 09.15
Location:
Giove
Moderator:
Arjan van 't Veer

Welcome and official opening

Other official opening speaker tba

09.15 - 11.00
Plenary Session
Location:
Giove
Moderator:
Pieter Remmers

Setting the scene - Everything you need to know about gambling, betting and Italy

  • Davide Diamare (invited), Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM)
  • Alessio Chrisantemi, Gioco News
  • tba

11.00 - 11.30
Break
Location:
Coffee break area
Moderator:

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.30
Plenary Session
Location:
Giove
Moderator:
Philippe Vlaemminck and Beata Guzik

What is New? Is AI taking over, or the people using AI. - True or False?

  • Francesco Rodano (Playtech)
  • Michael Auer (Neccton)
  • tba
12.30 - 13.45
Break
Location:
Hotel restaurant
Moderator:

Lunch

13:45 - 15:25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 1
Moderator:

TBA (A)

13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 3
Moderator:

Treatment

  • Psychedelic-assisted therapy for people affected by problematic gambling
    Pedro Romero, Betblocker/University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • From group to individual psychosocial treatment for gambling addicts within the justice system - addressing challenges, needs and possibilities
    Neven Ricijaŝ, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Exploring views among Norwegian Sámi regarding gambling and gambling treatment
    Ståle Pallesen, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Understanding the relationship between the onset of gambling disorder and the progression of suicidality among help-seeking individuals
    Margaret Paul, Saint Louis University, United States
  • Contacting players at risk: do care calls work? Eight years of experience in how they help at-risk players and prevents problem gambling
    Thomas Gregersen and Fredrik Berg, Norsk Tipping, Norway
13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 3
Moderator:

Research

  • Gambling and problem gambling in Germany: results of a mixed-mode population survey in 2023
    Gerhard Meyer, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Measuring gambling: youth, college sudents, and adults in Indiana
    Desiree Reynolds, Indiana University, United States
  • Swedish concerned significant others of individuals that gamble
    David Forsström, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Concerned significant others of problem gamblers and gamers in Norway: preliminary results from a population-based survey
    Elise Constance Fodstad, University of Bergen, Norway
13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giunone 2
Moderator:

Regulation

  • The new gaming concessions in Portugal and Macau
    Jorge Godinho, ISMAT/University of Macau, Portugal
  • How does the taxation of gambling affect the fiscal revenues? Evidence from the literature of the last 30 years
    Leonidas Karakidis, Hellenic Gaming Commission, Greece
  • Principles of safer gambling under Polish gambling act and the practice of their application
    Stanislaw Radowicki, Wierzbowski & Partners, Poland
  • Observations about the recent advertisement restrictions in the Nehterlands
    Martin van Denzen, Kansspelautoriteit, Netherlands
  • Safer gambling: the case for evidence based regulations
    I. Nelson Rose, Gambling and the Law, United States
13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giunone 2
Moderator:

Blockchain news - tools for gambling

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency and its relevance to the field of gambling studies
    Paul Delfabbro, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • An examination of cryptocurrency ownership in Canada and it relationship with gambling involvement
    Daniel McGrath, University of Calgary, Canada
  • IGT: sustainable play
    Stefania Colombo, IGT, Italy
15.25 - 15.55
Break
Location:
Coffee break area
Moderator:

Tea Break

15.55 - 17.35
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 1
Moderator:

TBA (F)

15.55 - 17.35
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 2
Moderator:

Regulations

  • Netherlands remote gambling regime: death by a thousand
    Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen, Netherlands
  • Mission (nearly) impossible: to study causality within the evaluation of the German regulation for gaming machines
    Gerhard Bühringer and Robert Czernecka, Universität Dresden / IFT Prevention and Workplace Health Promotion; Munich, Germany
  • Gambling at multiple gambling operator's websites
    Judith Kas, Kansspelautoriteit, Netherlands
15.55 - 17.35
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 3
Moderator:

Treatment

  • Gambling behaviour and risk among LGBTQ+ individuals: a comparative study between the U.S. and U.K.
    Michelle L. Malkin, East Carolina University, United States
  • The development and recommendations for gambling treatment diversion courts
    Michelle L. Malkin, East Carolina University, United States
  • Plan ahead - an online intervention against unplanned depositing behaviour during gambling
    Axel Lyckberg, AB Svenska Spel, Sweden
  • When trading becomes excessive
    Stéphanie Lienard, Aléris, France
  • Betting on Equality: unveiling and addressing gambling harms in the LGBTQIA+ community
    Reece Bush-Evans, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
15.55 - 17.35
Parallel Session
Location:
Giunone 1
Moderator:

TBA (I/J)

15.55 - 17.35
Parallel Session
Location:
Giunone 2
Moderator:

Women and Gambling

  • Catarina Primi
  • Linda de Vries
  • Jessika Spångberg
  • Artemis Leung
  • Olatz López
  • Tamara Silvis
18.00 - 22.00
Evening Programme
Location:
Moderator:

Evening Programme

08.00 - 17.00
Location:
Hospitality desk
Moderator:

Registration of Participants

09.00 - 10.30
Plenary Session
Location:
Giove
Moderator:

Research

  • What does gamling research need to focus on in the next five years?
    Zsolt Demetrovics, University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Reflections by:

  • Jeffrey Derevensky (McGill University, Canada)
  • Sally Gainsbury (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Jonathan Parke (Sophro Limited, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)
  • Paul Delfabbro (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Maris Catania (Kindred Group, Malta)
  • Jakob Jonsson (Sustainable Interaction & Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
  • Gerhard Bühringer (Universität Dresden, Germany)
10.30 - 11.00
Break
Location:
Coffee break area
Moderator:

Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30
Plenary Session
Location:
Giove
Moderator:

Stakeholders opinion - Fireside chat interview

Interviewed by:
Conny Jones (AGEM) and Birgitte Sand (Sand & Associates)

  • Erwin van Lambaart, chairman ECA, CEO Casinos Austria
  • Monika Racek, CEO Admiral Casino & Entertainment, Austria
  • Stefania Colombo, IGT Digital, Italy
  • Arjan van ‘t Veer, European Lotteries, Belgium
12.30 - 13.45
Break
Location:
Hotel restaurant
Moderator:

Lunch

13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 1
Moderator:

TBA (L)

13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 1
Moderator:

Responsible Gambling

  • Beyond pop-up messages: when can Responsible Gambling message be delivered
    Carrie Shaw, Responsible Gambling Council, Canada
  • It's all about the money: decoding why players engage in long sessions without breaks
    Tracy Schrans, Focal Research Consultants, Canada
  • Auto-play on online slots - effect on gambling behaviour
    Jakob Jonsson, Sustainable Interaction/Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Focus groups on evidence-based player protection communication - preception, evaluation and optimization of player protection measures
    Anke Quack, Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Germany
  • The case of excluded player in Belgium and gambling limitation - an overview of the current situation
    Roland Louski, Lotterie Nationale, Belgium
13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 2
Moderator:

Regulations

  • Impact of the Australian Government's 2022 monthly activity statement mandate: an analysis of survey & matched behavioural tracking data
    Robert Heirene, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Online and land-based gambling: substitutes or complements?
    Wessel Oomens, Kansspelautoriteit, Netherlands
  • The sky didn't fall in: reflections on a Churchill Fellowship talking to European gambling regulators about 'what works?'
    Lauren Levin, Financial Counselling Australia, Australia
  • Gambler protection on the internet - evaluation of the measures of the German state treaty on gambling 2021
    Tobias Turowski, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Legal requirements for gaming machines and devices in Polish law
    Grzegorz Skowronek, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, Poland
13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giunone 1
Moderator:

Positive Play

  • Behavioural markers of harm and their potential in identifying product risk in online gambling
    Jonathan Parke, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • The development and evaluation of gambling habit hacker: a smartphone app supporting sticking to gambling expenditure limits
    Simone Rodda, Auckland University, New Zealand
  • An examination of demographics groups who are less likely to engage in positive play while gambling
    Nigel Turner, Centre for Addiction and Mental health, Canada
  • Creating a positive play culture among employees
    Jade Luchauer, IGT, United States

13.45 - 15.25
Parallel Session
Location:
Giunone 2
Moderator:

Prevention

  • Tools for modern times"- national dissemination of the universal prevention program for behavioural addictions and risk behaviours in virtual environment
    Dora Dodig Hundriç, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Transforming young gamers: a qualitative sudy of the gaming routines, health practices, and motivaton in esports and education of elite esports students in Norway
    Stian Overå and Niri Talberg, KORUS øst, Norway
  • Adolescent gambling prevention: from efficacy to effectiveness with the PRIZE (Prevention of Gambling Risks among Adolescents) project in Italy
    Maria Anna Donati, University of Florence, Italy
  • A systematic review of gambling amongst elite athletes and future resarch implications
    Anca-Maria Gherghel, Sheffield Hallam Univeristy & EPIC Global Solutions, United Kingdom
  • Responsible gaming in Latin America, history, challenges: from denial to corporate social responsibility
    César A. Sánchez Bello, Asociacion Psiquiatrica de America Latina (APAL), Venezuela
15.25 - 15.55
Break
Location:
Coffee break area
Moderator:

Tea Break

15.55 - 17.15
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 1
Moderator:

Italy

  • Setting the scene for remote gambling in Italy
    Valérie Peano, EGLA, Italy
  • 20 years of Italian regulated gambling: lessons learned for legal market and consumer protection
    Emmanuele Cangianelli, EGP FIPE, Italy
  • Outcomes evaluation after ten years of ORTHOS intensive residential treatment for pathological gamblers
    Riccardo Zerbetto, ORTHOS, Italy
15.55 - 17.15
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 2
Moderator:

The young ones

  • Understanding youth sports gambling in light of liberalized sports wagering in the United States
    Jeffrey L. Derevensky, McGill University, Canada
  • Preliminary experience with gambling prevention events for children and young people in Denmark
    Johan Eklund, The Research Clinic for Gambling Disorder, Denmark
  • Young people should be prioritized in responsible gaming measures
    Jenna Ekström and Jenny Henriksson, Paf, Finland
  • Gambling disorder prevention among teens - the Game Over experience
    Claudio Dalpiaz, PsyPlus ETS, Italy
15.55 - 17.15
Parallel Session
Location:
Giove 3
Moderator:

Using RG tools

  • Enhancing engagement with safer gambling tools: preliminary results from field trials
    Sally Gainsbury, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Best practice self-exclusion standards
    Margaret Carran, Univeristy of London, United Kingdom
  • The effect of exclusion on subjective well-being indicators and problem in Swiss casinos
    Suzanne Lischer, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Experiences from limit setting in the gambling industry
    Daniela Johansson, Paf, Finland
15.55 - 17.15
Parallel Session
Location:
Giunone 1
Moderator:

Online Research

  • Online gambling patterns in Germany: basic findings of a web survey
    Tobias Hayer, Universität Bremen, Germany
  • Threshold of monthly net deposits as indicator of problematic gambling behaviour
    Jeroen Stil and Judith Kas, Kansspelautoriteit, Netherlands
  • Mandatory loss limits for customers under 20 years old (18-19 years old) - Norsk Tipping
    Christopher O'Connell and Eivor Korsgaard Fossum, Norsk Tipping, Norway
  • Three years of real-time player interactions at Norsk Tipping: results and key learnings
    Tanja Sveen, Norsk Tipping, Norway
15.55 - 17.15
Parallel Session
Location:
Giunone 2
Moderator:

Lived experience

  • The gambling recovery information network - an international lived experience collaboration
    Matt Smith, Betknowmore, United Kingdom

  • Johan Dokter and Raymond de la Hayde, AGOG, Netherlands
  • TBA
17.30 - 18.30
Members Only
Location:
Giove 1
Moderator:

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

18.30 - 22.00
Evening Programme
Location:
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Evening Programme

09.00 - 10.20
Parallel Session
Location:
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Research instruments

  • Testing the feasibility of the Canadian LRGG in the Finnish cultural context with a mixed methods approach
    Riitta Matilainen, EHYT Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention, Finland
  • Developing a new approach for measuring gambling behaviours and harms in Great Britain
    Helen Bryce, Gambling Commission, United Kingdom
  • Life after PGSI: could a harms-based approach to measurement align industry interests with public health approaches?
    James Close, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • An assessment of the measurement invariance of the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI)
    Mana Azizsoltani, University of Nevada, United States
09.00 - 10.20
Parallel Session
Location:
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AI

  • Understanding the transformative landscape of safer gambling since Mindway AI's inception in 2018
    Rasmus Kjaergaard, Mindway AI, Denmark
  • Responsible AI and Machine Learning in Gambling (RAIMLinG): addressing concerns and guiding ethical practice
    Kasra Ghaharian, University of Nevada, United States
  • Machine learning early detection of risk factors for gambling disorder in adolescents
    Gemma Mestre-Bach, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, SA, Spain
  • AI-driven risk prediction and RG interventions at Veikkaus
    Emmi Kankkunen, Veikkaus, Finland
  • In online gambling, does pattern of deposit activities indicate early sign of responsible gambling related risk?
    Sanjoy Sarkar, Playtech Software Limited, United Kingdom
  • A stepwise approach to Duty of Care
    Christofer Hagstedt, Sustainable Interaction Sweden, Sweden
  • Nudging players to promote healthy gambling
    Michael Auer, Neccton, Austria
09.00 - 10.20
Parallel Session
Location:
Moderator:

PG research

  • Gambling and problem gambling in the Republic of Cyprus: results of a 2022 national quantitative survey
    Matthew Young, Greo Evidence Insights, Canada
  • Basic psychological needs as predictors of gambling problems
    Ilkka Vuorinen, Tampere University, Finland
  • Exploring the family counselling service as a setting for gambling prevention in Sweden
    Magdalena Lagerlund, Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden
  • Comparing motivations for participating in both gambling and gambling-like activities present in contemporary digital games
    Joseph Macey, University of Turku, Finland
09.00 - 10.20
Parallel Session
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Regulation / advertising marketing

  • Using consumer insights to inform regulation
    Laura Balla, Gambling Commission, United Kingdom
  • Behavioural effects of match play promotions
    Doug Walker, College of Charleston, United States
  • Attitudes and perceptions around gambling marketing and advertising
    Marudan Sivagurunathan and Carrie A. Shaw, Responsible Gambling Council, Canada
10.20 - 10.50
Break
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Coffee Break

10.50 - 12.10
Parallel Session
Location:
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RG features

  • In search of the different facets of chasing behaviours among online gamers
    Xavier Noël, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Identification of gambling as a precipitating factor in deaths by suicide in the national violent death reporting system
    Mark van der Maas, Rutgers University, United States
  • Working paper: suicide mortality among individuals with gambling disorder: a comparative cohort study using Norwegian health registry data
    Joakim Hellumbråten Kristensen, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Criminal risks in pathological gamblers
    Viorel Lupu and Ramona Lupu, "luliu Hatieganu" Univeristy of Medicine and Farmacy, Romania
10.50 - 12.10
Parallel Session
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Help is needed

  • Why did it take you so long to seek help? And how were you met when you opened up about your disordered gambling?
    Niri Talberg and Stian Overå, KORUS øst, Norway
  • The role of illusion of control in gambling behaviour among aging players
    Antoine Marques Mourato, Université Paris Cité, France
  • A closer look: insights from semi-structured interviews on games and gambling
    Topias Mattinen, Tampere University, Finland
  • Is there a 'right time' to interact with players based on how long they play?
    Melissa Salmon, Focal Research Consultants, Canada
10.50 - 12.10
Parallel Session
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Industry Issues

  • The Spielbank Berlin and its "kernteam" - an experience report
    Judith Schäfer, Spielbank Berlin, Germany
  • The number of gambling terminals in a venue and gambling behaviour: an empirical real-world study using player account data
    Dominic Sagoe, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Exploring the unintended consequences of loyalty programs within the UK gambling sector
    Violet Justine Mtonga, University of Salford, United Kingdom
10.50 - 12.10
Parallel Session
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Gender topics

  • Comitato donne in Gioco
    Antonia Campanella, Comitato donne in Gioco, Italy
  • Gender perspective in gambling research in Sweden - results from a scoping review
    Jessika Spångberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Some for a good time, some for a long time: women's ratings of the mate value of men with different addictions - an experimental study
    Razieh Chegeni, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Risky behaviour of South African woman during periods of constraints
    Linda de Vries, ORE Group, South Africa
12.10 - 12.45
Plenary Session
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Moderator:
Pieter Remmers

Wrap up / take away / farewell session

(The good news what does the future looks like)

  • Mark Griffiths, Notthingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Reflections made by participants

12.45 - 13.30
Break
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Farewell lunch