Alberta Gambling Research Institute

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About us

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gambling in the Province of Alberta.

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Apply for Grants

The Institute accepts proposals from eligible applicants for a variety of research grant opportunities.

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We provide grant funding to support peer-endorsed academic investigations. See a list of past research projects.

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Learn about research resources related to various aspects of gambling.


AGRI Annual Conference 2022 Call for Abstracts & Posters

The Institute is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts from Early Career Researchers and a Call for Poster Submissions for the 2022 Conference (April 7-9, 2022) in Banff, Alberta. Submission deadline is Friday, January 14, 2022.

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Gambling Research Methods Online Workshop

Gambling Research Methods Online Workshop (Sept. 29)

This free online workshop will feature a balance of both quantitative and qualitative approaches, and will primarily be a pedagogical (‘how to’) session that should appeal to graduate students and other early career researchers in the field of gambling studies.

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Video and Materials from AGRI Annual Conference 2021 (Complete)

Videos, conference presentations and posters from Conference 2021 Gambling in Canada: Current Research & Future Directions now available. Event took place online April 27-29, 2021. 

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Institute Newsletter Fall 2021

Institute Newsletter Fall 2021

Feature articles: Dr. Daniel McGrath Examining the Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Gambling Behaviour; Dr. Carrie Shaw Appointed as Senior Researcher at CERG; Investigating Publishing Practices in Gambling Research: An Interview with Graduate Student David Baxter; New ANP Journal Article Published; AGRI Conference 2022 @ The Banff Centre.

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Institute Newsletter Summer 2021

Institute Newsletter Summer 2021

Feature articles: Developing an Ecologically-Valid Primate Model of Bartering and Gambling Behaviours; Gambling on Single-Event Sports Games Coming to Canada with Passing of Bill C-218; Ten Recently Publications (Books, E-books & Reports) Related to Sports Betting; Announcement of Graduate Scholarship Recipients 2021/2022. 

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

Institute Newsletter Spring 2021

Feature articles: Institute’s First ‘Virtual’ Conference Attracts Worldwide Audience; Database of Canadian Gambling Statistics Released; Major Research Grant Applications Due July 23.

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Apply for Major Research Grants 2021-22

Applications now being accepted for Major Research Grants. Applications due to respective University Research Office [RSO] by Friday, July 24, 2020.

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Apply for Graduate Scholarships 2021-22

Applications now being accepted for new applicants and current recipients. Applications due by May 31, 2021 by 4pm.

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Casino & VLT Availability in Canada

The following documents provides an overview of the temporary closures and re-openings of commercial gambling venues across Canada by province.