Svenska Spel Commits SEK5m to Gambling Addiction Research

March 23, 2020 | Lottery News

SEK 5 million to be distributed – the application for research funding has opened

VISBY, Sweden  — It is now possible to apply for funding from Svenska Spel’s independent research council for research on gambling addiction and preventive measures against gambling problems. A total of SEK 5 million is allocated and the application period extends through April 30, 2020.

In 2010, Svenska Spel established an independent research council whose task is to increase knowledge and insight about gambling problems and how to best prevent them. Each year, the Research Council awards SEK 5 million.

The application is now open for 2020 research grants. Administration is handled by CAN, the Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information and the application is made via the Research Council’s web-based application system.

The Research Council has a broad approach in its assessments, but is advantageously accepting applications in the following areas:

  1. Evaluate established and new efforts to prevent and treat gambling addiction
  2. Study the prevalence of gambling addiction with other psychiatric diagnoses (co-morbidity)
  3. Gaming responsibilities, such as marketing, etc.
  4. Risk and protective factors

The closing date for applications is 30 August 2020.

Read more on CAN’s website.

SOURCE: Svenska Spel media release.

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