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Academic Research Organizations

cfpafinalogoThe links below contain information regarding current academic gaming research and topics concerning gaming and economic development.

Alberta Gaming Research Institute


AGRI is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gaming and gambling in the Province of Alberta.  Extensive online library and additional resource links.

Center for Gaming Research


The CGR is devoted to the scholarly analysis of gambling and gaming issues.  The CGR is home to the “Gaming Collection,” which is a repository of record for the commercial casino industry that preserves and makes accessible company documents, state publications, and other important resources.

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development


Some reports and information on Indian gaming.

Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders


Established in 2000 as a program of the Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addictions.  Its mission is to alleviate the individual, social, medical and economic burdens caused by pathological gambling through the support of rigorous scientific research. 

Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming


The Institute was established by the University of Nevada, Reno in 1989 as the first academically oriented program of its kind.  The Institute serves as a structure to broaden the understanding of gambling and the commercial gaming industries.

Institute for the Study of Tribal Gambling Law and Policy


The Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy provides legal and policy assistance related to tribal gaming enterprises to all interested governments and organizations, assists tribes with gaming enterprises in pursuing reservation economic development and building strong tribal governments, and contributes to the scholarly and practical research and literature in the area of tribal gaming.  The Institute's primary focus is on the particular issues faced by tribes in the Great Plains, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wyoming, and Montana. The institute offers an interdisciplinary perspective on tribal gaming, incorporating law, political science, and public administration.