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.


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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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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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Winter 2021 Newsletter

Institute Newsletter Winter 2021

Feature articles: Gambling in Canada the Focus of Institute ‘Virtual’ Conference; Ph.D. Student Gillian Russell Receives Durand Jacobs Award; Article Examines Gender Equity amongst AGRI Scholarship Recipients; Three Major Grants Awarded in 2020-21; AGRI Website Refreshed.

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Fall 2020 newsletter

Institute Newsletter Fall 2020

Feature articles: Provincial Gambling Statistics Being Collected as Part of Institute’s National Project; Alberta’s Online Gambling Website Launched October 1st; Dr. David Hodgins Recognized as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS); First Journal Article Publications from the AGRI National Project; COVID-19 and Gambling; Announcement of Graduate Scholarship Recipients 2020/21.

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2020 report

2019-20 Annual Report Now Available

2019-20 Annual Report Now Available

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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.