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

Publication date2021-06-18
First online date2021-06-18

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.

  • Gambling law
  • Indicators
  • Public policy
  • Structural prevention
  • Forecasting
  • Gambling
  • Humans
  • Public Health
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
DICKSON, Cheryl et al. A New Swiss Federal Act on Gambling: From Missed Opportunities towards a Public Health Approach? In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2021, vol. 18, n° 12, p. 6575. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18126575
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ISSN of the journal1660-4601

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