Inside gambling curates the key news items about gambling that have made the headlines in recent weeks.
The Dees sign responsible gambling charter
1 April 2016
Melbourne Football Club pledged to end ties with sports betting companies by signing the responsible gambling charter. Melbourne chief executive Peter Jackson said it was 'an important day for the club', as the Dees now join Carlton, Richmond, North Melbourne, Collingwood, Western Bulldogs, Hawthorn, Essendon and St Kilda in committing to responsible gambling practices in their venues.
Bookmakers battle for market share
26 March 2016
Corporate bookmakers are sinking millions of dollars into sports betting advertising and sponsorship in a bid to secure a prime position in the sports betting market. But what impact is this ad blitz having on the community?
AFL chief meets with pokies critics
24 March 2016
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan met with Tim Costello and Nick Xenophon to address the sporting body's dependence on pokies. Senator Xenophon urged the AFL to show leadership and encourage clubs to introduce 'con-free' machines inside their venues.
In-play betting ban angers bookmakers
18 March 2016
Online bookmakers are rallying against the federal government's call to clamp down on in-play betting. Betting companies argue the ban will simply force gamblers to use unlicensed offshore operators.
Blues commit to responsible gambling
16 March 2016
Carlton Football Club became the eighth AFL club to sign the responsible gambling charter and cut ties with sports betting companies. Carlton CEO Steven Trigg sees the move as a 'cultural shift' for the Blues and believes the decision to sign the charter highlights the club's concern in addressing key social issues.
Tigers take a stand against sports gambling sponsors
17 February 2016
Richmond has become the seventh AFL club to scrap sports betting partnerships by signing the responsible gambling charter. Tigers CEO Brendon Gale highlighted the 'pervasive nature of sports betting' and believes the charter will 'reduce the exposure of gambling to their youngest fans'.
Australian Open sponsor riles gambling critics
17 January 2016
Experts are furious over Tennis Australia's multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with online betting agency William Hill. The 2016 Australian Open became the first grand slam event to have a betting agency attached as its major sponsor.