Paf Responsible Gaming Summit 2013

iGaming - 29 October 2013 11.30-19.00

Location: Alandica Congress Center in Mariehamn, the Åland Islands


Play among friends -
knowledge sharing for a safer online gaming environment


Summit moderator: Pieter Remmers (Director, Assissa Consultancy Europe)

11.00 - 11.30 Registration & coffee
11.30 - 11.40 Welcome
  • Anders Ingves (CEO, Paf) - Welcoming words
11.40 - 12.30 Setting the scene
  • Pieter Remmers (Director, Assissa Consultancy Europe) - A short international overview of responsible gaming to frame the day
  • Per Binde (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) - The cultural dimensions of gambling: implications for responsible gaming
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.45 Responsible gaming from a business perspective

How do gaming companies perceive responsible gaming? Is it just a necessity arising from laws and regulations or can it also be seen as business opportunity? Three different gaming companies explain their views on the topic.

  • Anders Wiklund (Director,
  • Peter Alling (Public Affairs Manager Nordics, Unibet)
  • Tuula Sundström (Legal Council, Veikkaus)
  • Questions and reflections from the audience.
14.45 - 15.15 Short break
15.15 - 17.00 Responsible gaming in practice – how effective can we be?

Responsible gaming can be encouraged in many different ways: tools to control gaming, marketing, customer support communication and the way the games themselves are designed. What do we know about these different approaches? When it comes to protecting the players what works and what doesn’t work? What research is there to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness?

  • Jakob Jonsson (Clinical Psychologist, SiLabs) - a player perspective
  • Christofer Fjellner (Member of the European Parliament) - a political perspective
  • Tex Rees (Executive Director, eCOGRA) - a certification perspective
  • Anna-Karin Rybeck (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden) - a research perspective
  • Questions and reflections from the audience.
17.00 - 17.30 Coffee
17.30 - 18.45 Summary: Where next?

We conclude the day together and reflect on concrete actions that could be taken in order to create a safer gaming environment. The discussion will begin with the panel members and then open out to the whole audience.

18.45 - 19.00 Closing session
  • Anders Ingves (CEO, Paf)
20.00 Dinner at Indigo restaurant in Mariehamn for invited guests