Call for Papers


The Third Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research (APCG2015)

12-14 April (Sunday to Tuesday) 2015, Beijing, China

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The gaming industry (including lotteries) has developed rapidly in the last two decades in the Asia Pacific region, especially in mainland China and Macau. It has not only greatly boosted tourism in the region, but it has also resulted in several new challenges to local governments.

Both the Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS) and the Lottery Research Centre of China, Beijing Normal University (LRCC-BNU) would like to invite abstracts for submission to the third Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research (APCG2015), which will be held during April 12-14 (Sunday to Tuesday), 2015 in Beijing, China.

All research on gambling and commercial gaming is welcome, including from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, economics, tourism, public media, anthropology, law and regulation, marketing, management, electronic commerce, public policy, medical science, international relationship, and other fields. Possible examples of the topics are as follows:

  1. Development trends in the lottery/gaming industry
  2. Regulation and laws of the lottery/gaming industry
  3. Psychology and behavior of lottery buyers/gamblers
  4. Applications of new techniques in the lottery /gaming industry
  5. Economic, social, environmental, and cultural Influences of the lottery/gaming  industry
  6. Organization and management of lottery issuing/ gaming operation
  7. Electronic commerce and marketing in the lottery/gaming industry
  8. Financial operation of lottery/gaming companies
  9. Public polices and social responsibility relating to lottery/gambling
  10. Addictive lottery buying/gambling and responsible lottery/gambling

The language of the conference is English, though some sessions in Chinese will be arranged.

To submit an abstract, please send it together with your contact information to

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2015, and corresponding authors will be notified of the results of the review by February 27, 2015.

For any presentation accepted by the conference program, at least one author must register. The deadline to pay the registration fee is March 22, 2015. On-site registration will be accepted only for participation without presentation and will be dependent on the capacity of the conference facilities.

Regular registration fee: USD550.00

Discounted registration fee for speakers: USD420.00 

Discounted registration fee for students and companions: USD210.00

(The registration fee covers conference materials, one light dinner, one conference dinner, three coffee breaks, and a complimentary half-day city tour for delegates from outside of Beijing. The registration fee does not cover hotel, breakfast, insurance, and travel costs.)


Dr. Fan, Lishuang

Director, Lottery Research Centre of China, Beijing Normal University

Director, Social Science Department, Beijing Normal University

Dr. Bernhard, Bo

Deputy Director-General, Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS)

Professor and Executive Director, International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Lai, Ka Wai (Ivan)

Deputy Director-General, Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS)

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Macao University of Science & Technology

For inquiries: Please contact Ms. Zhao, Jing (APCG2015 Secretary) by email at or by telephone at 86 10 5880 5142.

Tentative Conference Schedule

April 12, Sunday

14:30 Preconference Workshop (to be determined) and Registration

18:30 Reception and Light Welcome Dinner

April 13, Monday

9:00-11:00 Welcome and Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Concurrent Sessions

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Concurrent Sessions 
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Concurrent Sessions

18:30 Conference Dinner

April 14, Tuesday
9:00-10:30 Concurrent Sessions 
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Concurrent Sessions
12:30-13:00 Closing Remarks

13:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00 City Tour

About Beijing:

Beijing, the “Capital of a thousand years”, is an ancient city with a rich history. Its long history means that Beijing is a precious cultural treasure. It is home to the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, and Heaven Temple which have all been confirmed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. However, the best representatives of Beijing are the vanishing Hutongs and square courtyards. Through hundreds of years, they have become symbols of Beijing’s life. Beijing is also a fast-growing modern city with high-rise buildings, shopping malls, and vast international hotels, connected by an intricate freeway system crisscrossing the city. Everywhere, the old-fashioned scene and modern culture are combined to present a brand new visage of Beijing.