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Spelproblemen increases – women hardest hit
"Spelproblemen increases – women hardest hit"

"the Swedes with serious gambling problems have become 45 percent more in the last three years, according to figures from the Folkhälsomyndigheten."

"Women are for the first time, a majority of the group since the study began in 2008."

"the Gambling for money has gained a lot of attention in the media lately, including the then civil and konsumentminister Ardalan Shekarabi (S) rejected the industry's proposal for guidelines for spelreklam and threatened with more stringent legislation."

"Now presents Folkhälsomyndigheten a study that may provide fresh ammunition to those who want to restrict the games' marketing: the number of swedes with such serious gambling problem that they can be classed as gambling has risen by 45 per cent during the years 2015-2018, from about 31 000 to 45 000 persons."

" the Trends of this kind are always unpleasant. It shows that something is happening that we should try to find a way to restrict and change, " says Ulla Romild,investigators at Folkhälsomyndigheten and the who led the study."

"There are no precise figures, but Ulla Romild estimated that around 30 000 children live in families where at least one parent has a gambling problem."

"– a Gambling problem gets very far-reaching impact mental illnesses and problems of suicide, and that also affects family and relatives. We don't know what it costs for the society, but it is quite big money, " says Romild."

"the Increase is greatest among women, who now constitute 64 per cent of the group, compared with 18 percent in a similar survey from 2015. Ulla Romild says that one explanation for the shift may be that the bookmakers have targeted the female audience, but also that more women than before are playing on the nätkasinon."

"– the Accessibility of games has increased and they are now available in your mobile phone. Just the availability is the major risk factor for developing gambling problems, says Romild."

"Håkan Wall, a licensed psychologist who researches addiction at the Karolinska institute in Stockholm, parts of the image to nätkasinon can explain the increase of gambling problems among women."

"– In my research I can see that the women were in very to a large extent playing at online casinos, and that this group has more problems than those who engaged in other forms of gambling, " says Wall."

"form of gambling is particularly risky because of their design."

" It takes just a few seconds from that one bet money to any gain or loss, compared with the lottery where it may take a whole week. It opens to play a lot in a short time, and it is also common that people with a gambling addiction tries to win back their money, " he says."

"the Minister excludes nothing."

"Folkhälsomyndighetens survey confirms according to Ardalan Shekarabi, the picture that the government previously had of the situation, which was the basis for the regulation of the gaming market and the new spellag, which took effect at the end of the year."

"– But it is still a problematic issue remains. What I see as the big risk for spelkonsumenterna is spelreklamen, that is why we put a lot of energy to tighten the rules, " he said."

"According to Shekarabi, the government will"

"– In this mode, I have not ruled out any options, I have met representatives of the Italian government and looked at the total ban on spelreklam. It is our sistahandsalternativ, says Shekarabi."

"more than 5,000 swedes aged 16-87 answered questions about their gambling and its consequences in Folkhälsomyndighetens study, Swelogs."

"the data collection was conducted in the fall of 2018 with the help of the online survey, telephone interviews or postal inquiry. The response rate was 38 per cent."

"Swelogs is one of the world's largest long-term population studies that examine the relationship between gambling and health. The study has been ongoing since 2008."

"the Study is not counting people who have stopped playing but are still suffering from the consequences of a previously problematic gambling."

"Source: Folkhälsomyndigheten"

"the Market for betting on sports, online casino and bingo opened at the end of the year for all actors that applied for and received a license in Sweden."

"the Companies have to pay 18% tax."

"All of the companies with license must register their players. With the condition that the counter addiction. Various forms of bonus to attract to the games is prohibited. All marketing should be done with moderation."

"Game for public utility purposes, various forms of lotteries, and will continue to be regulated and exempt."

"the gaming board changed its name to Spelinspektionen which will exercise supervision on the playing area."

"Source: Spelinspektionen"

"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."

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