6th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues

Radisson SAS, Malmö, Sweden, 29 June – 2 July 2005

Preliminary Programme (28. April 2005)

Wednesday 29 June 2005

16.00 – 20.00 Registration

18.00 – 20.00 Welcome Cocktail in the Town Hall of Malmö, speech by the major of Malmö

Thursday 30 June 2005

08.00 – 17.00 Registration

09.00 – 09.15 Welcome speech
Thomas Nilsson, chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Association for the Study of Gambling



Official opening

Invited guest speaker: To be announced.

09.15 – 11.00 Plenary session: Setting the Scene


The European Gaming Market and the present Legal and Harmonisation Problems and Consumer Protections.

Chair: Hartmut Nevries, Casino Management International, Germany



Presentation of the present Swedish Gaming Market

Anders Galvensjö, Casino Cosmopol, Sweden



„What happens to ‚best-laid plans‘: Lessons from around the Globe on recent efforts to legalize and liberalize Gaming laws.“

Prof. Dr. William Eadington, University of Nevada, Reno, U.S.A.



„A Dinosaur reviews the many ways of helping Problem Gamblers and tries to pick some Future Winners (strategies for helping people with gambling problems)!“

Prof. Clive Allcock, Cumberland Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 Plenary session: Four legal views on European Developments
Chair: Eric van Vondelen, The Netherlands Gaming Control Board, The Netherlands



Presenters:

Dr. Philippe Vlaemminck, Vlaemminck & Partners, Belgium

Thibault Verbiest, ULYS, Belgium

Martin Sychold, Swiss Institute for Comparative Law, Switzerland

Erik Bertil Vagnhammer, European Commission, Belgium

13.00 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.45 Parallel Session 1


Parallel Session 2



Parallel Session 3



Parallel Session 4

15.45 – 16.15 Tea break

16.15 – 17.45 Parallel Session 1


Parallel Session 2



Parallel Session 3



Parallel Session 4

19.30 Transfer to Casino Cosmopol, Malmö

20.00 Dinner and night at the Casino
Dinner speech, (to be announced)



Dresscode: Business

Friday 1 July 2005

08.00 – 17.00 Registration

09.00 – 10.30 Plenary session: Diversity and Common Goals
Chair: Malgorzata Rogowicz-Angierman, Casinos Poland, Poland



Presentation title to be announced

Dr. Franz Wohlfahrt, Novomatic, Austria

„Youth gambling: Myths, reality and new understandings-implications for policy and practice.“

Dr. Jeffrey Deverensky, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

„Deceptive and unethical? Reflections on gambling advertising.“

Dr. Per Binde, CEFOS, Göteborg University, Sweden.

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Plenary session: Further Investigations
Chair: Pieter Remmers, Assissa Consultancy Europe, The Netherlands



„Social Protections and the Technology Provider.“

Connie Jones, International Game Technology, (IGT), U.S.A.

„Gambling ‚addiction‘ and Brain Imaging Research on the Reward System: What has been found and what does it mean?“

Prof. Dr. Iver Hand, University Hospital Eppendorf/Hamburg, Germany



Title: to be announced

Speaker: to be announced

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Parallel Session 1


Parallel Session 2



Parallel Session 3



Parallel Session 4

15.30 – 16.00 Tea break

16.00 – 17.30 Parallel Session 1


Parallel Session 2



Parallel Session 3



Parallel Session 4

17.30 – 18.30 Tri-Annual meeting of the Members of the European Association for the Study of Gambling (members only)

19.30 Transfer to Copenhagen, Denmark

20.15 Gala Dinner at Restaurant NIMB at Tivoli

Saturday 2 June 2005

09.30 – 11.00 Workshop / part one
Treatment in the Nordic Light, what works and for whom?

Introduction: Jakob Jonsson, Clinical Psychologist, Sweden



„CBT in group for the treatment of pathological gambling“

Liria Ortiz & Peter Wirbing, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

„A few sessions of motivational interviewing – could that really be an effective treatment for pathological gambling?“

Lars Forsberg, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

09.30 – 11.00 Symposium organized by The International Gaming research Unit, Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University, Mark Griffiths / Part one


The Psychology of Internet Gambling



„Online data collection from videogame players: Methodological issues.“

Richard Wood

„Internet gambling: an online empirical study.“

Mark Griffiths

„Behavioural Effects of Increased Accessibility of remote Access Gambling in United Kingdom: A Grounded Theory Theoretical Framework.“

Adrian Parke

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Workshop / part two
Treatment in the Nordic Light, what works and for whom?

Introduction: Jakob Jonsson, Clinical Psychologist, Sweden



„Internet-based self-help for pathological gambling.“

Per Carlbring, Uppsalla University, Sweden

„Out-patient group therapy with pathological gamblers – potential and limitations.“

11.30 – 13.00 Symposium organized by The International Gaming research Unit, Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University, Mark Griffiths / Part two „Online Poker: Problem Gambling and Influencing Factors Among a Student Population.“

Jonathan Parke



Special guests:

„An empirical study of Internet Gambling among adolescents: need for concern?“

Jeffrey Derevensky, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

„Offering self-exclusion options on a pokersite and the use of it.“

Rob Wootten, G4, Australia

Panel disscusion: all presenters

13.00 – 14.30 Farewell lunch
The conference language is English

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