Australian Council on Children and the Media

Why all gambling ads during sporting matches should be banned March 21, 2017

The advertising of gambling during sports matches is becoming more frequent. For example, it has been reported that more than one-in-six ads shown during AFL matches are gambling-related.Now the Turnbull Government is reported to be considering banning the advertising of gambling during televised sporting broadcasts.

Gambling expert, Dr Christopher Hunt from the University of Sydney supports such a ban, saying that "advertising that promotes the idea that gambling is an easy way to make money is likely to prime our kids for developing gambling problems in the future".

Read more of Dr Hunt's article on the ABC website