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Hotline requires warnings on gambling websites
"Hotline requires warnings on gambling websites"

"the Number of swedes with serious gambling problems increases."

"the support line was contacted by almost twenty per cent more people by 2018, compared with the year before. Now want to Stödlinjens Anne H Berman the introduction of warning labels on areas."

"– Our advisors are busy, I can say, " says Anne H Berman."

"the support line is contacted by people with a gambling addiction, their relatives and other persons via telephone, live chat and e-mails."

"Just as Folkhälsomyndighetens latest report that more and more swedes are suffering from an addiction to gambling shows Stödlinjens statistics, an increased need of assistance."

"in 2018, they contacted us 3 828 times, 2017 was the same figure 3 203, and the year before 2 815."

"this Year's new spellag means, among other things, that all companies on the Swedish market must have a gaming license and pay taxes. The new rules also require that companies shall endeavour to prevent gambling addiction and that advertising must be moderate."

"But the result has not been as expected and the responsible minister Ardalan Shekarabi (S) has demanded a"

"– We'll see what happens in the coming months, but it may not be so much lack of moderation as it is with the advertising of the day, " says Anne H Berman at the support line."

"in Addition to a reduced amount of advertising she wishes to introduce health warnings on gambling websites."

"– It would be equivalent to alcohol and tobacco, where we know that it can lead to serious problems. We see this also with games and we have known for a long time. It is time to translate that knowledge into action."

"Since the first of January 2018, is the country's municipalities are obliged to offer help against problem gambling. On the support line, you notice clearly the municipalities ' increased interest in the training since the legislation."

"in 2015, it was 52 percent of the municipalities that do not provide any treatment against gambling addiction, and only seven percent had a therapist trained in addiction."

"Now it is 71% that offers spelspecifik treatment and 27% that provides non-spelspecifik treatment, according to the support line."

"– in Total you can get any form of acceptable means of 98 per cent of the municipalities and it shall be given credit for the that they have responded to the challenge of the law has meant for them, " says Anne H Berman."

"People who are experiencing problems or are concerned for their gambling can call free and anonymously to a support line on the phone number 020-819 100."

"the Line is aimed at both those who play and to the relatives. Those who work on the support line have a duty of confidentiality."

"the support line is operated by the Center for psychiatric research the mission of the ministry of social affairs."

"From the end of the year is the Swedish gaming market open for all players. License required to operate the gaming operations and companies must also follow certain rules. Among other things, the compulsive gambling to be mitigated. In addition, the companies ' advertising for the games to be moderate."

"Several companies have received criticism and have been notified of their spelreklam. Also register a break from the game, where the players themselves can turn off from games, has received criticism. Despite the fact that the player is registered, the companies have continued to send the advertising."

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