Bochumer conference on Gambling and Society


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Bochum Conference on Gambling and Society


20th to 22nd of September 2023,

Convention Centre Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum


At our 2023 annual conference, we want to take a multidimensional perspective on various economic, sociological and legal aspects of gambling and its regulation in a variety of presentations and discussion panels. We would be very pleased to welcome you as a participant in Bochum. Please note that many of the German-language lectures will be translated. You will find the details in the programme flyer.


The conference programme is available here


You can register now to participate in the conference. Here you can get to the registration portal.





When will the conferece take place?

The program of our annual conference will start on Wednesday, 20th of September, at 09:00 and will end on Friday, 22nd of September, at 15:00 at the latest.


Where will the conference take place?

The annual conference will take place in the Convention Centre of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany. This is located in the dining hall building on level 01. Please view the location map. If you are arriving by car, you can park in parking garage P9. From there you can reach the Convention Centre via the lifts. If you are travelling by public transport, please leave the train U35 at the underground station Ruhr-Universität. The way to the Convention Centre is marked on the map.


What are the accommodation options?

We recommend you to stay in a hotel close to the subway stations of line U35. For this reason we can recommend the following hotels:

  • Art Hotel Tucholsky, Viktoriastraße 73, 44787 Bochum
  • B&B Hotel Bochum-City, Alleestraße 30-32, 44793 Bochum
  • Haus Vocke, Wiemelhauser Str. 214, 44799 Bochum
  • Ibis Styles Bochum Hauptbahnhof, Kurt-Schumacher-Platz 13-15, 44787 Bochum
  • Mercure Hotel Bochum City, Massenbergstraße 19 21, 44787 Bochum

You can also reach the Convention Centre of the Ruhr University on foot in about 20 minutes from the

  • Forest and Golf Hotel Lottental, Grimbergstraße 52A, 44797 Bochum

What does the conference fee include?

The conference fee includes access to the annual conference according to the respective ticket option selected and the catering shown accordingly in the program outline.


What does participation in the Bochum Conversation on Gambling and Society 2023 cost?

The participation fee for representatives of the private sector is 500,- € incl. VAT for the entire annual conference and 200,- € incl. VAT for a day ticket. For representatives of the public sector, politics, non-profit organizations and addiction support as well as students the participation fee is 150,- € incl. VAT. We will be happy to allow representatives of the press to attend free of charge by arrangement.


What is the refund policy?

The booked ticket can be canceled up to and including 22.08.2023. In this case, 75% of the ticket price will be refunded. After 22.08.2023 a cancellation is excluded.


Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. It is also possible to receive a specialised certificate of attendance, which shows the lectures and their time hours that were attended. This requires registration in the attendance list at the beginning of each panel.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the staff of the Institute (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).