The Center for Gambling Research brings together researchers from diverse disciplines at the University of Georgia to foster collaborative research and continuing education and training on the diverse impacts of gambling activity. The primary goals of the CGR are (1) to foster constructive, collaborative engagement between faculty of different departments, colleges and universities; (2) to enhance the availability of intellectual and material resources to graduate students from around UGA who are interested in studying gambling; (3) to create increased opportunities for faculty continuing education on relevant topics; and (4) to promote the development of grant proposals, research reports and other scholarly works dealing with gambling. Initially, the CGR will serve as a bridge between faculty and students from different disciplines and units on campus by creating a speaker series and regular forums for interaction. It will maintain a comprehensive collection of publications, reports and other materials that will be available to UGA faculty, graduate students and other interested researchers. In turn, it is expected that these activities will increase the ability of UGA researchers to compete for extramural funding, increase UGA’s research reputation and national prestige in this rapidly developing area, and allowing UGA more effectively to attract and retain researchers at various stages of their careers who are interested in pursuing research relating to gambling.