Gambling in Context (GAMIC)

Nordic Gambling Research Network – Gambling in Context (GAMIC)

A good research network is essential for future development, continuity and coherence of gambling research across the Nordic countries. Financed by the Swedish Research Council, the primary objective of GAMIC is accordingly to form a strong Nordic gambling research network involving senior and junior researchers and integrating existing national networks with aim of eliciting a strong and interdisciplinary Nordic contribution to the gambling research field.

The background for the three proposed workshops (see below) is increased impact of gambling activities in contemporary societies and the related call for deepened understandings of the various contexts of gambling (socio-cultural, historical, technological) as well as state-gambling relationships. Promising research is being undertaken on these themes within the Nordic countries. Encouraging researchers to communicate more closely with each other across different Nordic and international research perspective will strengthen this current research effort.

The overall aim is thus to bring together researchers from the Nordic countries to discuss, compare and present research that capture the broader socio-political, technological and cultural factors that influence gambling practices and potential problems to nurture interdisciplinary and comparative research, to develop new research ideas and to lay grounds for a consortium initiating joint research. The proposed project entails development of a Nordic infrastructure and meeting place for junior and senior researchers within the gambling field. The work will focus on expanding collaboration between different countries and research environments in the Nordic region as well as promote and encourage ongoing and new research in this area.

GAMIC Workshops

The workshops are free of charge and open for registration from Nordic gambling researchers. Presenters with accepted papers will get their travel and accommodation expenses covered by the network. Abstract acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall program balance.

State regulation and societal handling of problematic gambling

The first GAMIC workshop was on the theme "State regulation and societal handling of problematic gambling" and took place on October 14th 2019, at Freys Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. Deadline for registration has passed. For information, please contact Jenny Cisneros Örnberg.

Nordic register data and gambling research - data and methodology

The second GAMIC workshop will be on the theme "Nordic register data and gambling research - data and methodology" and will take place on November 18-19, 2021, in Bergen, Norway.

Blurring boundaries, socio-cultural and commercial determinants of gambling and gaming

The third GAMIC workshop will be on the theme "Blurring boundaries, socio-cultural and commercial determinants of gambling and gaming" and will take place on May 19-20th, 2022, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

GAMIC Organizers


Aalborg University:
Søren Kristiansen,
Stockholm University:
Jenny Cisneros Örnberg,
University of Bergen:
Ståle Pallesen,

GAMIC Workshop & GARN Network Meeting

1st Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden
State regulation and societal handling of problematic gambling
14 October 2019 09:00-17:00

GARN Network Meeting
Meeting GARN members
15 October 2019 kl 09:00-17:00

Official Workshop Site and Registration Form

Freys Hotel, Bryggargatan 12, Stockholm