A New Swiss Federal Act on Gambling: From Missed Opportunities towards a Public Health Approach?

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_E03F28F0F67D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
A New Swiss Federal Act on Gambling: From Missed Opportunities towards a Public Health Approach?
Journal
International journal of environmental research and public health
Author(s)
Dickson C., Jeannot E., Peduzzi F., Savary J.F., Costes J.M., Simon O.
ISSN
1660-4601 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1660-4601
Publication state
Published
Issued date
18/06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
12
Pages
6575
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
In January 2019, a new Swiss Federal Act on Gambling (Loi federal de jeux d'argent: LJAr) entered into force following a vote by the Swiss electorate. Intended to modernize and harmonize previous law and open the market for online casinos; the new regulations have highlighted the need for a comprehensive monitoring system. The present article outlines work undertaken by experts within the field to identify and elaborate the first steps towards developing such a monitoring system. This work includes the mapping of institutional actors and draft conceptualization of an impact model, including structural (i.e., prevention and intervention-based components), process (means), and outcomes (effect) indicators. Initial estimations of effective access to indicators and their perceived priority for data gathering are also described. Subsequent steps necessary for implementation of this public health approach for gambling are considered including grey areas for future action.
Keywords
gambling law, indicators, public policy, structural prevention
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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22/06/2021 14:48
Last modification date
10/07/2021 6:33
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