With the increase and growth of the gambling and betting industry, so many conferences and research are being conducted to try and find out whether this works well for the betterment of the people. This, especially in Canada, has seen so many speakers, avail and devote their time to research and try and come up with logical and smart solutions on whether gambling and betting, especially in casinos, is good. As a result, there are summits and conferences being held, and people are trying to determine its integrity.

A few renowned speakers have graced these occasions. Iris M. Balodis, Ph.D., is one of these speakers. Ms. Iris is an assistant professor, where she teaches and researches on psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences at Macmaster University. Her research focuses on how people can be influenced to make maladaptive decisions. The whole point of how someone will assess his options, and comes up with a choice. She tries to examine impulsivity and pathological behaviour.

Another renowned speaker in these conferences is Roy Baumeister, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Queensland. He is also a scholar and professor of psychology at Florida State University. The research he does is many on self-being, aggression, self-esteem, all the factors that are involved when trying to find out why one would make a decision to gamble.

Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D., is the director of research at the centre for Mindfulness and associate professor in Medicine and Psychiatry based at UMass Medical School. He is known internationally, for his work on mindfulness training for addictions. He goes further into the brain to find out the neuromechanisms that are involved when making certain decisions and eventually becoming addicted.

The researchers mentioned above are just a handful of the speakers in the gaming summits and conferences held in Canada on casino gaming. They are also researchers and as such, their studies and speeches receive a lot of audience and even awards for their clarity and information.