Norway Zeroes In On Addiction Research

The Norwegian Gaming Authority is soliciting bids for a national centre for research on gambling addiction, part of the government’s action plan against problem gambling.

A December white paper on gambling policy outlined measures to target problem gambling, as well as spurning calls for ending the state gambling monopoly and introducing a licensing programme.

A new National Centre for Research in Gambling would focus first on treatment, and then develop new research on problem gambling, according to Lars Petter Degnepoll, an advisor to the gaming authority.

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