The Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming (CERG) is organising the 25th Conference of the European Association of Substance Abuse Research (EASAR) in May this year. This annual scientific conference aims to stimulate and strengthen European co-operation in research on the prevention and treatment of addiction behaviour.
This year’s scientific event will have over 60 researchers from more than 15 countries participating, and for the first time, it has been decided to open up part of the conference to the public.
CERG would like to invite you to the first of this two part public lecture series, which will focus on problem gambling. The majority of adults engage in some form of gambling during their life, which is a non-problematic leisure activity in most cases. However, for a minority of individuals gambling could become problematic (even pathological), negatively affecting everyday life of those who suffer from it and their families. Exploring the underlying factors and determining what makes certain individuals more at risk is of paramount importance in developing effective tools and services to prevent and treat gambling related problems. These lectures will present research findings about factors associated with gambling, and the potential consequences of problem gambling.