Gambling & Risk Taking Conference

"Thank you to everyone who submitted their research, presented, attended, or wanted to attend the 17th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking. We think it gets a little better every time, and we couldn’t do it without all of you. Be on the look out for the next Call for Papers (sometime in 2021), submit your research, and encourage your friends and fellow academics to do the same next time. We’re looking forward to the next conference in Summer 2022 and hope you are, too."


About the Conference

The International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking brings together a diverse array of researchers and industry professionals from across the globe to discuss wide-ranging topics in gambling studies. Launched in 1974 by Dr. Bill Eadington—an innovative thinker and founding figure in gambling research—the conference has maintained its status as the largest, oldest, and most prestigious conference of its kind by always looking towards the future and remaining on the cutting-edge of gambling insights.

Encompassing academics, researchers, industry representatives, professional gamblers, regulatory and government officials, and treatment providers, the conference seeks to encourage new ways of thinking, drive innovation and change, and provide interdisciplinary access to the world’s brightest gambling minds.

Held only every three years, IGI encourages all students, early-career scholars, established researchers, and gaming industry authorities to submit their latest and most groundbreaking research for the chance to present to the world’s largest gathering of gambling intellectuals. Held in 2019, the last conference drew 550+ attendees from 34 countries and covered topics including: economics, public policy, mathematics, social sciences, psychology, and treatment.

Year Established
Once Every Three Years
Attendees in 2019
Countries Represented in 2019

"The International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking was one of the best weeks of my professional life. It exposed me to the great work that so many other researchers are conducting around the world."

2016 Conference Attendee