Watch U-FOLD seminar on gambling addiction during the Corona crisis


Wednesday 16 September, U-FOLD focused on gambling problems and addiction in relation to aggressive advertising, mental illness and Covid-19. The webseminar was attended by, among others, Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi (S).

Time  Wednesday 16 September at 10.00-11.00
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No one can escape the online gaming companies' aggressive marketing. Representatives of the National Association of Gambling Addicts have warned of an impending public health problem while also calling out for clearer rules with tangible consequences in the event of violations.

In 2019, the Swedish government appointed an inquiry focusing on limiting aggressive gambling advertising. This is expected to be completed by mid-December 2020. In view of the reported risk of increased gambling during the Covid-19 pandemic, temporary gambling liability measures were introduced to apply from 1 June 2020. These are intended to strengthen player protection and counteract the occurrence of problem gambling.

Wednesday 16 September, U-FOLD focused on what science says in this context. An expert group consisting of researchers and representatives from various authorities and organizations participated in the seminar, which consists of both individual contributions and panel discussions. The seminar is also attended by Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Social Security and responsible for this area.


Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Social Security
Fred Nyberg, professor e.m., U-FOLD, Uppsala University
Anne Berman, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet
Anders Håkansson, professor at Lund University
Sara Lindholm, chair, Svenska Spel's research council
Zophia Mellgren, SKR
Kajsa Nylander, head of sustainability questions, Svenska Spel

Moderator: Mia Sundelin, Administrative Manager, CAN


Fred Nyberg, professor em, Uppsala University
Phone  018–471 41 66

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Last modified: 2022-11-08