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Gambling & Risk Taking Conference

The latest research and cutting edge trends were examined when the top minds in the gaming world converged at the world-famous Caesars Palace in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip during May 2013. More than 450 people from 26 countries took part in the 15th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking. The "founding father," Dr. Bill Eadington, built a very special collective in what is now an international field, and the collaboration that exists today reflects his pioneering spirit.

Thank you to everyone who participated and attended — this conference would be nothing without your passionate and expert contributions. You made it the enlightening and wonderful experience it was.

It was a unique gathering of researchers, industry leaders and regulators, as well as professional gamblers and helping services — all coming together to debate the future of this growing industry.

As Bo Bernhard said at the conference closing: "Let this not be the end of the conversation, but the beginning..." We look forward to welcoming you at the 16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking in 2016!

About the Conference

The conference traces its origins back to 1974, and is recognized as the premier research oriented conference in the world. It brings together international experts to examine and analyze gambling from many perspectives.

The conference aims to develop knowledge about all aspects of gambling and to stimulate discussion and further research — bringing together top scholars to present and discuss the latest trends and findings on gambling and commercial gaming.

Topics cover a broad variety of disciplines including economics, public policy, mathematics, social sciences, psychology and treatment.

Who Attends?

  • Academics
  • Industry leaders and representatives
  • International researchers
  • Professional gamblers
  • Regulatory and government officials
  • Treatment providers
  • All interested general public

15th Conference Info (May 2013)