Panel Title

Session 4-1-B: Managing Risk and Preventing Harm

Location

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

10-6-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

10-6-2016 10:00 AM

Abstract

The current situation of the German gambling market can be characterized by an unrelated framework of different legal systems, different regulatory authorities and different control principles, and has led to (1) an increasing number of court decisions and information requests by European Commission questioning parts of that regulatory system, (2) public tolerance of illicit gambling, and consequently (3) a lack of consumer protection.

Taking RENO Model 1.0 and 2.0 seriously, a new and comprehensive regulatory framework based on common consumer protection standards for all types of gambling – land-based and online, state-owned and private operated – has been developed and will be presented. The framework backed by a group of leading scientists, health care and gambling providers, includes recent scientific evidence on epidemiology and etiology of gambling behavior and gambling disorder into a model of shared responsibility.

Keywords

consumer protection; responsible gaming; responsible gambling; gambling regulation; epidemiology; prevention; gambling disorder; problem gambling

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Health Communication | International Business | Mental and Social Health | Mental Disorders | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Health Education and Promotion | Statistics and Probability | Substance Abuse and Addiction

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Jun 10th, 8:30 AM Jun 10th, 10:00 AM

A Public Health-Based Approach to German Gaming Regulation

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

The current situation of the German gambling market can be characterized by an unrelated framework of different legal systems, different regulatory authorities and different control principles, and has led to (1) an increasing number of court decisions and information requests by European Commission questioning parts of that regulatory system, (2) public tolerance of illicit gambling, and consequently (3) a lack of consumer protection.

Taking RENO Model 1.0 and 2.0 seriously, a new and comprehensive regulatory framework based on common consumer protection standards for all types of gambling – land-based and online, state-owned and private operated – has been developed and will be presented. The framework backed by a group of leading scientists, health care and gambling providers, includes recent scientific evidence on epidemiology and etiology of gambling behavior and gambling disorder into a model of shared responsibility.