AGRI Alberta Gambling Research Institute

Alberta Gambling Research Institute

AGRI logo

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.

Learn More

Univeristy of Alberta logo
UCalgary
Uleth
Person typing on laptop

Apply for Grants

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

picture of video lottery terminals

Research

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

Picture of newsletter

Resources

Learn about research resources related to various aspects of gambling.

Events

Conference 2024 logo

AGRI Annual Conference 2024

Location: Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Date: April 11-13, 2024
Deadline for Early Bird Registration is March 8th.
Conference 2024 Homepage includes registration link, schedule and conference speaker bios.

News

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
2022/2023 Annual Report Cover

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)
Fall 2023 Newsletter

Fall 2023 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • Self-Help Programs for Gambling Problems: An Interview with PhD Candidate Brad Brazeau
  • Dr. David Hodgins Named as Fellow of Royal Society of Canada
  • Research Resource Spotlight: The Greo Evidence Centre
  • The Faro Layout in the Mint Saloon, Great Falls, Montana (1934) / Olaf Carl Seltzer
  • Announcement of Graduate Scholarship Recipients 2023/24

2023/24 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications

Doctoral degree holders who are eligible to be appointed as a Post-doctoral Fellow (Fellow) by one of the Partner Universities are invited to review the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Guidelines & Application FormApplication Deadline: Monday, December 4, 2023.

2023/24 Graduate Student Scholarship Recipients

The Institute is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Scholarship and Research Allowance Award Recipients. Graduate student names, programs, project titles and award supervisors are available here.

Summer 2023 newsletter

Summer 2023 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • New and Emerging Forms of Gambling Discussed at Institute Conference 2023
  • The Allure of Cryptocurrency Ownership: An Interview with Graduate Student Kyle Tuico
  • Catch Fortune When You Can (c.1812)
Spring 2023 newsletter page one

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellows Adding to Research Capacity at Partner Universities
  • Study Establishes the Prevalence of Illegal Gambling in Canada for First Time
  • Upcoming Grant Opportunities
Example research article

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.