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The 12th SNSUS Conference

“Nordic interfaces – gambling and gaming from research to practise”

Preliminary Program
8.5.2019

3 – 5 June 2019
Sokos Solo Hotel Torni
Tampere, Finland

The conference language is English

DAY 1 - Monday 3rd of June

Pre-conference

Location: Museokeskus Vapriikki, Auditorium (www.vapriikki.fi)

Title: eSports, Loot Boxes, and (Ir)Responsible Gaming/Gambling

The preconference is held by the Center of Excellence in Game Culture Studies, Tampere University. It will discuss about esports, loot boxes and treatment of problematic gaming.

12.00 - 17.00

Registration

Location: Vapriikki, lobby

Museokeskus Vapriikki (www.vapriikki.fi)

14.00 - 15.30

Presentations

Introduction to the Preconference

Olli Sotamaa, Tampere University, Finland

Introduction to The Convergence of Gaming and Gambling

Patrick Prax & Joseph Macey

Common Practices of Videogame-related Gambling

Joseph Macey, University of Tampere, Finland

Gaming vs. Gambling – Differences and Similarities in Treatment

Patrick Prax, Uppsala University, Sweden

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.00

Panel

Chair: Inka Silvennoinen, Peluuri Helpline, Finland

The University of Tampere Game Research Lab, University of Jyväskylä Contemporary Culture Studies and University of Turku/Pori unit Digital Culture teams were awarded by Academy of Finland the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (2018-2025 ). The research into the meaning-making processes, and cultural agency in games and play is organised under four themes: (1) Meaning and Form of Games, (2) Creation and Production of Games, (3) Players and Player Communities, and (4) Societal Framing of Games. Centres of Excellence (CoE) are the flagships of Finnish research. 

18.00 - 19.30

Welcome reception

Location: Museokeskus Vapriikki (www.vapriikki.fi).

Hosted by the City of Tampere.
NOTE: Suomen Pelimuseo, The Finnish Museum of Games will be open for us during the reception.

10.00 - 12.00

Excursion; Tampere – Urban Highlights

A walk arround Tampere with Pauliina Raento.
We meet at Sokos Solo Hotel Torni lobby. The walks are scheduled between 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00. This walking tour in central Tampere will introduce you to the city’s development, past and present, and the nationally acknowledged industrial-historical landscape. You will learn about the city’s important role in Finnish history, society, and culture, and about contemporary development projects, which include Finland’s second land-based casino. Your tour guide is professor Pauliina Raento. The (non-refundable) tour fee is 10 €. Seats are limited and will be filled in the order of sign-ups. The minimum group size is 3 individuals.

DAY 2 - Tuesday 4th of June

08:00 - 16:00

Registration

Location: Sokos Solo Hotel Torni

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and official opening

Location: Raide1-2

09:15 - 10:15

”Advising gamblers: Development of Low Risk Gambling Guidelines”

David Hodgins, Professor at University of Calgary, Canada

Location: Raide1-2

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30

”The Public Interest Approach to Gambling Policy and Research”

Pekka Sulkunen, Professor at University of Helsinki, Finland

Location: Raide1-2

11:30 - 12:00

“A look behind the scenes – taking Responsible Gaming  seriously”

Lauri Halkola, Vice President BI, CSR , Customer Service Veikkaus, Finland

Location: Raide1-2

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Parallel sessions (all sessions will take place at Solo Hotel Torni)

Session 1 –Gambling, problem gambling, Health and substance use disorder: An epidemiological perspective.

Location: Raide1-2
Chair: Thomas Nilsson, SNSUS

  1. Problem gambling and consequences in regards to health and live events over time
    Ulla Romild. The Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden.
  2. From three operators to one: Gambling participation in connection with the reform of the Finnish gambling monopoly
    Kalle Lind1, Sari Castren1, 3, Mika Lahdenkari1, Jukka Kontto1, & Anne Salonen1,2. 1National Institute for Health and Welfare, 2University of Eastern Finland, 3University of Turku, Finland.
  3. Gambling-related harms and opinions on gambling marketing in connection with the reform of the Finnish gambling monopoly
    Anne H. Salonen1,2, Kalle Lind1, Mika Lahdenkari1, Jukka Kontto1, & Sari Castren1,3. 1National Institute for Health and Welfare, 2University of Eastern Finland, 3University of Turku, Finland.
  4. The relationship between substance use disorder and gambling disorder: A health registry study.
    Tony Leino1, Ståle Pallesen1, Helge Molde1 & Cecilie Schou Andreassen2. 1University of Bergen, 2University of Stavenger, Norway.

Session 2 – Marketing, business models, responsible gambling tools and paradigms of gambling

Location: Risto
Chair: Daníel Þór Ólason, SNSUS

  1. It is not just Football! Sportsbetting among handball and basketball players in Iceland
    Daníel Þór Ólason1, Guðmundur Sigurðsson1, Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir2 & Hafrún Kristjánsdóttir21University of Iceland, 2University of Reykjavík
  2. How does responsible gambling fit in with the overall business model?
    Axel Lyckberg. Svenska Spel. Sweden.
  3. The principle of motivation and ablility applies to the usage of responsible gambling tools
    Katja Franklin. Svenska Spel. Sweden.
  4. Working paper on the paradigms of gambling
    Anssi Airas. The Finnish Foundation for Gaming Research, Finland.

Session 3 – Gambling treatment and recovery

Location: Heikki
Chair: Michael Bay Jørsel, SNSUS

  1. Intranasal Naloxene for treatment of Gambling Disorder: Feasibility and safety study of ongoing clinical trial
    Sari Castrén1, 4, Niklas Mäkelä2, Anne Salonen1, 3 & Hannu Alho1, 2. 1National Institute for Health and Welfare, 2University of Helsinki, 3University of Eastern Finland, 4University of Turku, Finland.
  2. Co-creating the municipal treatment services together with the experts by experience and the professionals – the first (positive) results from Oulu!
    Markus Sjöholm & Jaakko Alajuuma. Sosped Foundation/Pelirajat’on, Finland.
  3. What effect over time has distant based treatment for gamblers?
    Mette Mohn. Innlandet Hospital Trust, Norway.
  4. Measuring recovery in gambling problems: Experiences from outpatient care
    Maria Heiskanen, Gambling Clinic, Finland.

Session 4 – Gambling education and prevention programs

Location: Jumbo
Chair: øystein Bjørke Olsen, SNSUS

  1. Education on gambling and gaming related problems in Norway
    Magnus Eidem, øystein Olsen, Stian Overå & Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe. KoRus-øst, Norway.
  2. Barriers and facilitators for the implementation of gambling prevention
    Jani Selin1, Eija Pietilä2 & Minna Kesänen1. 1National Institute for Health and Welfare, 2Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention, Finland.
  3. Improving the evidence-base for intervention on gambling prevention
    Jessika Spånberg1 & David Forsström2. 1The Public Health Agency of Sweden, 2University of Stockholm, Sweden.
  4. Joy is worth protecting! The program of the problem gaming prevention for Veikkaus staff
    Jaana Korkiakoski. Veikkaus, Finland.
14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30

Parallel sessions (all sessions will take place at Solo Hotel Torni)

Session 5 –Youth gambling, poker and problem gamblers in prisons

Location: Raide1-2
Chair: Thomas Nilsson, SNSUS

  1. Declining trends in minors’ gambling in Finland
    Susanna Raisamo. National institute for Health and Welfare, Finland.
  2. Risk preference mediates the relationship between adolescent self-esteem and problem gambling: A cross-National comparison.
    Tommi Palasvirta1, Atte Oksanen1, Markus Kaakinen1, Lina Savolainen1, Anu Sirola1, Izabela Zych2 & Hye-Jin Paek3. 1University of Tampere, 2Universty of Cordoba, 3University of Hanyang, Finland.
  3. Results from a PhD: dedicated poker players’ perspectives on learning processes, problems with combining poker playing with education, and stigma related to poker
    Niri Talberg, Fafo, Institute for labour and Social Research, Norway.
  4. Problem gambling in a prison context: Pilot study from Finland
    Sari Castrén1, 4, Johanna Järvinen-Tassopoulos1, Hannu Alho1, 2, Anne Salonen1, 3 & Kalle Lind1. 1National Institute for Health and Welfare, 2University of Helsinki, 3University of Eastern Finland, 4University of Turku, Finland.

Session 6 – Gambling and Problem Gambling in Time and Space

Location: Risto
Chair: Michael Bay Jørsel, SNSUS

  1. Why is historical comparative research needed in gambling studies?
    Riitta Matilainen, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  2. Common good and gambling in European history and contemporary times
    Johanna JärvinenTassopoulos. National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland.
  3. Gambling disorder, increased mortality, suicidality, and associated comorbidity: A longitudinal nationwide register study.
    Anna Karlsson, University of Lund, Sweden.
  4. Digital gaming, gambling and money consumption
    Jani Kinnunen. University of Tampere, Finland.

Session 7– Evaluation of different responsible gambling measures

Location: Heikki
Chair: øystein Bjørke Olsen, SNSUS

  1. Predicting which at-risk players will respond to a proactive interview with a change in gambling behaviour
    Tanja Sween. Norsk Tipping, Norway.
  2. Predictors of gamblers beliefs about responsible gambling (RG) measures
    Jonny Engebø1, 2, Torbjørn Torsheim1, Rune Aune Mentzoni1, Helge Molde1 & Ståle Pallesen1. 1University of Bergen, 2The Norwegian Gaming Authority.
  3. Norwegian Playscan-users’ view of their risk assessment
    David Forsström, Alexander Rozental, Emma Danielsson & Per Carlbring, University of Stockholm, Sweden.
  4. “Time-outs” and “break-ups”: Temporary and permanent self-exclusions from gambling.
    Tanja Sween. Norsk Tipping, Norway.

Session 8 –PG-recovery within Self-help groups, Peer support groups and some experiences from online communities

Location: Jumbo
Chair: Daníel Þór Ólason, SNSUS

  1. Experiences from participation in Norwegian self-help groups for problem gambling. A qualitative study
    Rune Aune Mentzoni, André Syvertsen, Eilin Kristine Erevik, Torbjørn Torsheim & Ståle Pallesen. University of Bergen, Sweden.
  2. Family Club of Tiltti – first Scandinavian peer support group for problem gamblers and their close ones
    Hanna Karmakka – Asare. Gambling Clinic, Finland.
  3. Supporting recovery: experiences from information and support point Tiltti
    Karti Kytöpuu. Gambling Clinic, Finland.
  4. Systematic review on online gambling communities
    Anu Sirola, Nina Savela, Lina Savolainen, Markus Kaakinen & Atte Oksanen. University of Tampere, Finland.
19:00 -

Gala Dinner

Location: Raide1-2, Sokos Solo Hotel Torni

DAY 3 - Wednesday 5th of June

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

Location: Sokos Solo Hotel Torni

08:30 - 09:30

”Addressing the GAPS: A public health response to gambling advertising, promotions, and sponsorship”

Samantha Thomas, Associate professor at Deakin University, Australia

Location: Raide1-2

09:30 - 10:30

”Online problem gambling: How can it be identified and what can be done about it using tracking data”

Mark Griffiths, Professor at University of Nottingham, UK

Location: Raide1-2

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

Parallel sessions (all sessions will take place at Solo Hotel Torni)

Session 9 – “Impacts of setting limits”

Location: Raide1-2
Chair: Tapio Jaakkola, SNSUS

  1. Impacts of the Mandatory Gaming Limits on digital gaming
    Hannu Rinkinen, Veikkaus Oy, Finland.
  2. Experiences from introducing a loss limit at Paf.com
    Daniela Johansson, PAF, Åland Islands.
  3. Experience with global mandatory loss limits
    Bjørn Helge Hoffman, Norsk Tipping, Norway.

Session 10 – “Gambling and Societies – Sociological analysis of public good and gambling industries I”

Location: Heikki
Chair: Janne Nikkinen, University of Helsinki

  1. The Tampere Casino project: The City Residents ‘ point of view
    Paula Jääskelänen. Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG), Finland.
  2. Casino-type gambling in Finland, France and Hungary. A comparison of these national markets and implications
    Sébastien Berret. Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG), Finland.
  3. Gambling in Russia: Context, markets and policies
    Virve Marionneau. Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG), Finland.
12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Parallel sessions (all sessions will take place at Solo Hotel Torni)

Session 11 – Round Table Discussion on Responsible Gambling

Location: Heikki
Chair: Thomas Nilsson, SNSUS

Attendants: David Hodgins Professor at University of Calgary, Mark Griffiths, Professor at University of Nottingham

Session 12 – “Gambling and Societies – Sociological analysis of public good and gambling industries II”

Location: Raide1-2
Chair: Janne Nikkinen, University of Helsinki

  1. Neutralizing and rationalizing the governing of gambling profits in Finland
    Veera Kankainen. Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG), Finland.
  2. The Role and Funktion of PAF Gambling Operator in Åland Islands
    Tuulia Lerkkanen. Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG), Finland.
  3. Focus group interviews as a tool for informing gambling policy
    Michael Egerer. Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG), Finland.
14:00 - 14:30

Closing the Conference

Location: Raide1-2