Publishing and Presenting

Selected books and broadcasting

Responsible Gambling: Primary Stakeholder Perspectives In September 2019 the book ‘Responsible Gambling: Primary Stakeholder...
“The Long Wait for Swiss Online Casinos” Dr Simon Planzer on Swiss public TV commenting on some of the reasons why very...
Handbook on EEA Law On 15 December 2015, the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels hosted the launch of the...
“Glücksspiel-Regulierung und Glücksspiel-Sucht: Annahmen und Fakten” In a few weeks, ‘Editions Weblaw’ publishes a new book on gaming...
“Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction” Springer International Publishing has released Planzer’s book...
Interview – EU Gambling Case Law and Empirical Evidence GamblingCompliance discusses the doctoral thesis ‘European Gambling...

Publishing and presenting

Planzer, S., & Lycka, M. (2019). A Gambling Lawyer’s Perspective on Responsible Gambling. In H. J. Shaffer, A. Blaszczynski, R. Ladouceur, D. Fong & P. Collins (eds.), Responsible Gambling: Primary Stakeholder Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Planzer, S., & Gall, F. (2019). Practical Licensing Guide: Switzerland. GamblingCompliance, 30 April 2019.

Planzer, S.  (2017). Anti-Money Laundering and Online Gambling: Guidance on How to Implement Broad and Indistinct AML Notions in Regulatory Practice. Available at SSRN:

Planzer, S. (2017). National Policymakers versus Internationally Minded Researchers? Lessons from a Case Study. BasisOnline, 27 February 2017.

Planzer, S.  (2015). Gambling Law. In C. Baudenbacher (ed.), Handbook on EEA Law. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Planzer, S. (2015). New Swiss Gaming Act under Parliamentarian Scrutiny. GamblingCompliance, 30. November 2015.

Planzer, S. (2014). Switzerland: A controversial draft gaming act. European Gaming Lawyer, pp. 23-24.

Planzer, S. (2014). Glücksspiel-Regulierung und Glücksspiel-Sucht: Annahmen und Fakten.  Die Nationale Glücksspielsucht-Forschung im Lichte des internationalen empirischen Erkenntnisstands (Gambling Regulation and Gambling Addiction: Assumptions and Facts). Bern: Weblaw (in German).

Planzer, S. (2014). Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction. Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation (Vol. I). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

“Simon Planzer’s book “Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction” is a wonderful example of the application of evidence-based thought to gaming regulation and policy. Such analytic and well written work is essential if gaming regulation hopes to achieve policy goals. One hopes that it will find a place on every policy maker’s bookshelf.”
Anthony N. Cabot, Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, Las Vegas, Former President of the International Masters of Gaming Law, Adjunct Faculty Member, Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Author and editor of numerous books and journals in the field of gaming law.


Planzer, S., Grey, H., & Shaffer, H. (2014). Associations between national gambling policies and disordered gambling prevalence rates within Europe. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 37(2), advance online publication 23 December 2013.

Planzer, S., & Wardle, H. (2012). What We Know about the Impact of Advertising on Disordered Gambling. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 3(4), pp. 588-594.

Planzer, S., & Wardle, H. (2012). What We Know about the Comparative Effectiveness of Gambling Regulation. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 3(3), pp. 410-416.

Planzer, S., & Wardle, H. (2011). The Comparative Effectiveness of Regulatory Approaches and The Impact of Advertising on Propensity for Problem Gambling. Report prepared for the Responsible Gambling Fund. Available at

Planzer, S. (2010). The ECJ on Gambling Addiction – Absence of an Evidence-Oriented ApproachEuropean Journal of Risk Regulation, 1(3), pp. 289-295.

Planzer, S., et al. Division on Addictions Creates Data Repository. World Online Gambling Law Report, 8(3).

Planzer, S. (2009). Liga Portuguesa – The ECJ and Its Mysterious Way of ReasoningEuropean Law Reporter, 12(11), pp. 368-374.

Planzer, S. (2007). Place Your Bets – Towards a Policy of Responsible Gambling. European Law Reporter, 10(6), p. 206.

Planzer, S. (2007). Les Jeux Ne Sont Pas (Encore) Faits. European Law Reporter, 10(4), p. 126.