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 2023, the last conference drew 500 attendees from 25 countries and covered topics including: economics, public policy, mathematics, social sciences, psychology, and treatment.

Year Established
Once Every Three Years
Attendees in 2023
Countries Represented in 2023

2016 Conference

16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking

2013 Conference

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

"This was a really good conference. I love that folks from industry and the policy side are included. I feel like I learned a ton from these different perspectives."

2023 Conference Attendee