Calling all previous and future #GamblingConf attendees!

We’re thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the 18th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking, which will take place May 23-25, 2023, at the Park MGM, Las Vegas, Nevada. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Las Vegas in May 2023. Please see below for links to the event registration and hotel room reservations.

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International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking

Registration is Now Open

Register now for the 2023 conference.

  • Regular registration is $795 USD and ends May 7th, 2023.
  • Full price/on-site registration will be $895 USD after May 7th, 2023.
  • Student registration is $245 USD (subject to verification).

Conference Hotel Park MGM

For the best available hotel room rates make your reservation here. Additional fees (added to your room account upon check-in) are a daily resort fee of $39 per day and 13.38% Clark County room tax.

Conference Schedule

Please view the conference schedule.


Q: Where in Park MGM will the conference be held?

A: All sessions will be held on the second level of the Park MGM Conference Center

The Wednesday reception will be held at On the Record which is located off the Casino on Level 1, between the BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar and Mama Rabbit. 

Property Map

Q: Where and when should I pick up my attendee badge?

A: Badges can be picked up at the conference registration desk starting on Monday, May 22, 3:00-7:00 pm.  The desk is located on the second level of the Park MGM Conference Center near the escalator. We encourage all attendees to beat the Tuesday morning rush and pick up their badge on Monday. If you have purchased an additional guest ticket for the social event, you will need to collect these before the event on Wednesday, May 24. 

Q: What are the hours of the Registration Desk?

A: Monday, May 22 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Tuesday, May 23 - 7:30 am - 5:30 pm 

     Wednesday, May 24 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm | Thursday, May 25 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Q: Will there be Wi-Fi?

A: Basic Wi-Fi (for email, social media, and messaging) will be available. Network name and password will be posted at the conference.

Q: What time is hotel check-in/check-out at Park MGM?

A: Check in at Park MGM begins at 3:00 pm, but early check-in may be available for an additional fee. Those wishing to avoid the fee may pre-register, and store their luggage at the hotel front desk free of charge.

Check-out is at 11:00 am, you can check out at the front desk or via the TV in your room or via your mobile device by visiting


Q: What's the parking situation?

A: Complete parking details can be found here. 

Q: What is the recommended attire for the conference?

A: Business casual for the conference and reception. While Las Vegas is very warm in May, some people can find the the air conditioning indoors to be cold.


Q: Are there any evening events?

A: We will host a reception on the evening of Wednesday, May 24, 6:30-9:30pm at On the Record in Park MGM with a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres. This venue is located off the Casino on Level 1, between the BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar and Mama Rabbit. This event is 21 and over and you must show your badge and ID to gain entry. If you would like to bring a guest, guest tickets can be purchased for $65 USD here: (under add-ons). Guest tickets can be picked up at registration. Suggested attire for the event is business casual. 

Q: I want to bring a guest to the Wednesday reception, how do I purchase a ticket?

A: Visit event website, click on reserve your spot, and scroll down to add-ons, add you guest ticket, and proceed to checkout.

Q: Can I still register?

A: Absolutely! You can register here:

Q: What are some local dining options?

Q: Can I smoke at Park MGM?

A: Park MGM is 100% smoke-free.

All rooms and suites, the casino, restaurants and bars, convention center, entertainment areas, corridors, common areas and pools are non-smoking. Smoking tobacco, pipes, vapes, e-cigarettes or any other substance is only allowed in designated areas on property. Designated smoking areas include:

Central Park Terrace, located on the second floor of the convention center, closest to conference.

Rideshare Zone, located off the main lobby

NoMad Porte Cochere

Use of marijuana and/or hookahs is prohibited in these designated smoking areas.


Other questions can be directed to


18th Conference Sponsors

List of sponsors for the Gambling & Risk Taking Conference

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

2016 Conference

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2013 Conference

15th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking (Edit)

"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