6th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues

*Preliminary Programme (10 June 2005)*

6th 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*