On 13 – 16 September 2016, the 11th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues titled “Development of the invisible and unknown: Research, Responsibilities and Regulation” took place in Lisbon, Portugal.

On 15 September 2016, a session on “Regulations in different parts of the world” was chaired by Philippe Vlaemminck and Beata Guzik. The panelists talked about newly authorized casinos in the US, the challenges and benefits of Great Britain’s industry, the gambling policy in the Netherlands and a regulatory and economic perspective on the gaming sector in Belgium.

On 16 September 2016, Philippe Vlaemminck and Beata Guzik chaired a panel sessions on “Operators and Harm Minimisation”. Responsible gaming, self-exclusion of players and industry-led responsibility in a public health regulatory environment were discussed by experts from Austria, Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand.