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Call for Abstracts/Papers

The Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS) would like to invite you to submit your papers/abstracts for presentation consideration at the First Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research (APCG2012), which will be held between 5-8 November (Monday to Thursday) 2012,in Macao, China.

All research on gambling and commercial gaming from perspectives in the fields of psychology, law and regulation, marketing and management, economics, public policy, medical science, and others are welcome. The language of the conference is English, though arrangements for some sessions in Chinese will be arranged.

The submission deadline is August 1, 2012, and corresponding authors will be notified of the results of the review by September 1, 2012.

For inclusion of your presentation in the conference program, at least one author must register. The deadline to pay the registration fee and to submit your PowerPoint presentation file is October 1, 2012. On-site registration will be accepted only for participation without presentation and dependent on the capacity of conference facilities.

Please submit your abstracts online at www.gamblingstudies.org.

Regular registration fee: USD480.00
Discounted registration fee for speakers: USD360.00
Discounted registration fee for students and companions: USD180.00
(The registration fee covers conference materials, two light dinners, one conference dinner, three lunches, five coffee breaks, and a complimentary half-day city tour for delegates from outside of Macao. The registration fee does not cover hotel and travel costs.)

Here is a tentative conference program template; it is subject to change without notice in advance.

November 5, Monday

14:30 Preconference Workshop (to be determined) and Registration
18:30 Reception and Light Welcome Dinner

November 6, Tuesday

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 Light Dinner

November 7, Wednesday

9:00-10:30 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
18:30 Conference Dinner

November 8, Thursday

9:00-10:30 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Plenary/Concurrent Sessions
12:30-13:00 Closing Remarks
14:00 City Tour

About Macao:

Macao is the largest casino city in the world in terms of gross gaming revenue, which makes it the world’s largest lab for gambling studies. Macao is a small city with a population of little more than half a million and a size of around 30 square kilometers. However, it attracts more than 28 million visitors each year, indicating the city must have something for every visitor to explore. For more information, the Tourism Department of Macao government maintains an excellent website (http://www.macautourism.gov.mo) in 15 different languages.