6th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues

Preliminary Programme (10 June 2005)

6 th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues

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



An outlook on the European Casino Industry

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

Arjan van’t Veer, Dutch State Lottery, The Netherlands

13.00 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.45 Parallel Session 1 – Session on regulatory issues
Chair: To be announced



Can governments Regulate to help Prevent Problem Gambling

Kitt Hall-Johnston, GLI-Europe, The Netherlands

What does Economics teach us about the Regulations of Machine Gambling

John Lepper, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (SCMS), United Kingdom

The Demand for Slot Machine and Parimutual Wagering at a Racino Location with Emphasis on Government Regulation

Richard Thalheimer, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA



Parallel Session 2 – Session on research

Chair: To be announced



Pathological Gambling: A Psycho physiological Investigation

Sabine Grüsser, Institute for medical Psychology Charité Berlin, Germany

Self-regulation and Arousal: A Study on Psycho physiological Measures during Decision making in Pathological Gambling

Anneke Goudriaan, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije University, The Netherlands

Using Participatory Action Research to Study Canadian Aboriginal Gambling

Robert Williams, University of Lethbridge, Canada



Parallel Session 3 – Session on lottery issues

Chair: To be announced



Prevention of Gambling problems: a new task for electronic scratch cards retailers in Switzerland

Jennifer Szymanski, Center for pathological gambling, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Social cognitive model of lottery gambling and a test of cognitive bias hypothesis in Thailand

Vanchai Ariyabuddhiphongs, Bangkok University, Thailand

Lot of lotto. The fasinating story of the most succesful game in the world

Göran Wessberg, World Lottery Association, Sweden



Parallel Session 4 – Session on economics

Chair: To be announced



Casino Taxation

John Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , USA

Trading Volume and Betting Market Efficiency: The Role of Insiders

Alistair Bruce, Nottingham University Business School , United Kingdom

The End of the Gaming Monopoly and the Evolution of the Casino Gamblers‘ Profile in Macau Sar, PR China, 2003-2004

Pedro Moreira, Institute For Tourism Studies, Macau

15.45 – 16.15 Tea break

16.15 – 17.45 Parallel Session 1 – Session on responsible gaming
Chair: To be announced



Responsible Gambling Partnerships – Breaking New Ground

Gail White, British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), Canada

Implementing the Reno Model – From Theory to Practice

Juliet Williams, Australian Gaming Council, Australia

After Three Years of Responsible Gaming Practice in Switzerland – Does it Work?

Jörg Häfeli, Swiss Institute for Responsible Gaming, Switzerland



Parallel Session 2 – Session on research

Chair: To be announced



Adolescent Gambling in Australia: Our Current State of Knowledge

Paul Delfabbro, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Survey on the Profile of Problem Gamblers in Belgium

Cristophe Druine, Rodin Foundation, Belgium

Prevalence Estimates of Problem Gambling among 13-15 year old Adolescents in Reykjavik

Daniel Thor Olason, Faculty of Social Science, Iceland



Parallel Session 3 – Session on treatment

Chair: To be announced



Miss Fortune: Barrier and Boundaries Affecting British Woman Seeking Residential Treatment

Faith Freestone, The Gordon House Association, United Kingdom

Raising Awareness of Problem Gambling: Constructing Communities as Clients

Brian Carlson, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health , Canada

Compulsive Gambling „Action“ Inventory

Valerie Lorenz, Compulsive Gambling Center, USA



Parallel Session 4

Chair: To be announced



Is the Gamble Worth the Price? How and Why to Provide Consumer Protection to Gamblers

Kurt Eggert, Chapman University School of Law, USA

Gambling Places and Gambling Lives – An Ethnographic Study

Lise Hildebrandt, Aarhus University, Denmark

G4 Responsible e-Gaming – a Case Study in Delivering Successful e-Gaming Standards

Rob Wootton, Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4), Australia

18.00 – 19.00 Tri-annual meeting of the members of the European Association for the Study of Gambling (members only)

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



Internet Gambling – Perspectives from a European Industry leader

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 – 13.00 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

Public morality and the legalisation of gambling

Peter Collins, University of Salford, United Kingdom

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 Parallel Session 1 – Session on treatment and prevention
Chair: To be announced



The Rediscovery Program: A Person-Centred Group Approach to the Treatment of Problem Gambling

Kate Earl, Gamblers Help Southern Victoria , Australia

A legal Study of Internet Player Protection: problem gambling in the context of consumer protection

Martin Sychold, Swiss Institute for Com[arative Law, Switzerland

Virtual Casino – it’s more than just gambling

Angelica Ortiz, Institute for Public Health, Sweden



Parallel Session 2 – Session on lottery issues

Chair: To be announced



Irrational Beliefs as Possible Mediators of the Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Video Lottery Terminal Play

Michael Ellery, Dalhousie University, Canada

The Leeway of Lotteries in the European Union

Tatiana van Lier/ Sytze Kingma, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sports Betting, Addictive Potential, Problem Gambling

Tobias Hayer, University of Bremen, Germany



Parallel Session 3 – Working group meeting GREF (Gaming Regulators European Forum)

Regulators only



Parallel Session 4 – Session on treatment

Chair: To be announced



Note: 2 presentations of 45 minutes each

Motivating Clients Toward Solutions and Teaching Skills for Change: A Canadian Perspective

Peter Chen, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada

Problem Gambling and Suicide, A Deadly Game

Brian Carlson, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada

16.00 – 16.30 Tea break

16.30 – 18.00 Parallel Session 1 – Session on research
Chair: To be announced



Episodic Chasing in Pathological Gamblers Using the IOWA Gambling Task

Jakob Linnet, Centre for Integrative neuroscience, Århus University, Denmark

Development of a Scale to Assess Craving on Pathological Gambling

Angels Gonzáles Ibáñez, Pathological Gambling Unit, Hospital of Mataró, Spain

What Proportion of Gambling Revenue is Derived from Problem Gambling

Robert Williams, Alberta Gaming Research Institute, University of Lethbridge, Canada



Parallel Session 2 – Session on economics

Chair: To be announced

The Psycho-Economic Model of Casino Gambling Based on the Derivation of Consumption Component

Bartlomiej Dzik, Graduate School for Social Research, Poland

The impact of publicity available on betting markets: implications for betters, betting operators and regulators

MingChien Sung, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Efficiency, Taxation and Regulation of Modern Betting Markets

Leighton Vaughan Williams, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom



Parallel Session 3 – Session on treatment / Prevention

Chair: To be announced



Early Detection in Casinos – A New Instrument for Casino Staff

Caroline Schneider, Swiss Institute For Responsible Gaming, Switzerland

Problem Gambling – www.Gamblingtherapy.org an Online Advice and Counselling Helpline

Kevin Farrel-Roberts, The Gordon House Association, United Kingdom

Brief Interventions for Problem Gamblers

Gerhard Meyer, Institute of Psychology and Cognition Research, University of Bremen, Germany



Parallel Session 4 – Session on international issues

Chair: To be announced



Balancing the Growing Influences of Gaming Industry and the Debilitating At-Risk Community – An Asian Experience

Cheuk-yan Li, Zion Social Service, Hong Kong

Changing the „Rules of the Game“: Exploring the Ability of Bettors to React to Changing Management Practices which Impact their Chances of Success

Johnnie Johnson, Centre for Risk Research, United Kingdom

EU member Malta – a Remote Gaming Jurisdiction of Choice

George Mangion, PKF, Malta

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, in cooperation with SNSUS
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, in cooperation with SNUS
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.“

Marianne Hansen, Blue Cross Center, Norway

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 d’Hondt, Assissa Consultancy Europe, The Netherlands

Panel disscusion: all presenters

13.00 – 14.30 Farewell lunch
The conference language is English