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LeoVegas launches problem gambling research project with Karolinska Institutet

LeoVegas Group has launched a four-year research project in partnership with the Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Clinical Neuroscience to prevent problem gambling.

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Based in Stockholm, the facility is one of the world’s leading medical universities, as noted by LeoVegas.

The research carried out will aim to improve the understanding of how to identify signs of problem gambling, with the ultimate aim of preventing it entirely.

“Responsible gaming is an important priority for LeoVegas Group,” said LeoVegas Group CEO Gustaf Hagman. “We believe that our industry must take greater responsibility for contributing knowledge and facts about gambling-related problems, and learning how to minimise these issues.

“We are proud to be partnering with Karolinska Institutet to carry out this valuable research and hope that decision-makers and the iGaming industry will be able to apply the findings in order to support more responsible gambling.”

LeoVegas is providing funding and raw data to the research team, which will begin the project in Autumn 2022. It is part of the company’s efforts to “inform the debate about responsible gaming by providing research to support evidence-based discussions, and ultimately lead to a reduction in the harmful effects of gambling.”

Karolinska Institutet Associate Professor and Research Group Leader Philip Lindner commented: “As researchers at universities, we have a duty to spread knowledge that is useful to society. This collaboration gives us a unique opportunity to study data that hasn’t previously been available for research. We hope that the collaboration will lead to new ways of identifying and helping players at risk, at the earliest possible stage.”

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