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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.


Conference 2023

AGRI Annual Conference 2023

The Institute’s 2023 Conference is scheduled for March 30 to April 1, 2023 at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Register Now (Early Bird Registration Deadline March 3, 2023). Program & speaker info to follow.

Conference Program & Speaker Profiles

Conference Program (as of January 25, 2023)

Speaker Profiles


Winter 2023 Newsletter

Winter 2023 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • Are There Riskier Forms of Gambling? An Interview with Graduate Scholarship Recipient Nolan Gooding
  • Institute’s 22nd Annual Conference to Take Place at Banff Centre
  • Research Grants 2022/23
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2021/2022 Annual Report

Performance highlights and audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

Read Annual Report 2021/2022

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AGRI National Project Publications

As of November, 2022, investigations from the AGRI National Project (ANP) study of gambling and problem gambling in Canada have resulted in 14 peer-reviewed journal publications, one accepted book proposal, and various other statistical materials.

Summer/Fall 2022 Newsletter

Summer/Fall 2022 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • Institute Hosts Successful Conference in Return to Banff Centre
  • Critical Gambling Studies: Stimulating and Showcasing Interdisciplinary Gambling Research
  • Studying the Effectiveness of Responsible Gambling Tools
Research Grants

2021/22 Major Research Grants Approved

Six major research grants were funded as part of the 2021/22 grant cycle. For details, see 2021/22 Major Grants.