AGRI Alberta Gambling Research Institute

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 2024

Location: Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Date: April 11-13, 2024 [Complete]
Conference 2024 Materials provides contains conference speaker presentations. Additional items to be added as received.

Canadian Gambling Statistics (1970-2023)

Canadian gambling statistics (1970-present) were collected from annual reports produced by provincial and territorial organizations. Includes charts and graphs showing net revenue and net income for ticket lotteries, casinos, video lottery terminals (VLTs), online gambling, etc. Visualizations can be sorted by province or by year. Statistics are downloadable.


Summer 2024 Newsletter

Summer 2024 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • Developing a Gambling Education Program for Offenders:
    An Interview with Dr. Jami Albright-Tolman
  • Institute Conference Examines Trends & Challenges in Gambling Research
  • Untitled [Scene inside Newgate Prison] (1812)

Applications Open for 2024/25 Major Research Grants

Guidelines and application forms for major research grants ($160,000 / three years) are now available. Applications are due to respective University Research Office (RSO) by Friday, July 5, 2024. More information

Applications for 2024/25 Graduate Student Scholarships

Guidelines and application forms for graduate and doctoral scholarships for students currently attending or planning to attend partner universities are now available. Applications are due by May 6, 2024 by 4pm MDT. More information


Winter 2024 Newsletter cover page

Winter 2024 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • AGRI Conference 2024 to Examine Trends & Challenges in Gambling Research
  • Dr. Andrew Kim Accepts Position at the University of Calgary
  • AGLC Insight Responsible Gambling Symposium (September 26, 2023 - Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall)
  • A Friend in Need (1903) by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge
  • Two Major Research Grants Funded in 2023/2024
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2022/2023 Annual Report

Performance highlights and audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.

Read Annual Report 2022/2023

Two Major Research Grants Approved in 2023/2024

The following two major research grants were approved for funding in 2023/2024: 

  1. Help on Demand: Development of a Personalized Gambling Self-Help Smartphone App (#100)
  2. Addiction Substitution and Natural Recovery: Using a Pathways Model Lens (#101)