Alberta Canada Study on Gambling
Studies from various regions worldwide suggest an association between criminal activity and easily accessible gambling, yet, despite spectacular growth in the Canadian commercial gambling industry, little is known about the nature, extent or impact of gambling-related crime in Canada. Steps taken to address this information gap include presentations on the topic “Gambling and Crime: A Research Agenda” by Drs. Harold Wynne, Garry Smith and Colin Campbell at the Fourth Interprovincial Conference on Problem Gambling held in Regina in 1997. These presentations noted the dearth of research on the gambling and crime connection and endeavored to awaken interest amongst researchers in this topic of vital importance.