Edition #6: Gambling and sport

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What impact is sports betting advertising having on kids?

Inside gambling curates the key news items about gambling that have made the headlines in recent weeks.

Odds are, sports betting ads are a bad gamble

23 October

Sports betting advertisements were impossible to avoid during the footy season, are central to the Spring Racing Carnival, and will follow us through a long summer of cricket.

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Odds are, sports betting ads are a bad gamble

Children count the cost of gambling in new maths program

17 October

Years 10 to 12 students are using mathematics to learn about the risks of having a punt as part of a new program being rolled out by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

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Students count the cost of gambling in new maths program

Media Watch challenges TV’s gambling addiction

11 October

The ABC program investigates the boom in sports betting ads, following the NRL and AFL finals, during which companies like Sportsbet were front and centre – and highly visible to children.

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Media Watch challenges TV’s gambling addiction

New anti-gambling campaign kicks off for footy finals to dissuade young gamblers

21 September

A new Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation awareness campaign will run during the AFL finals campaign, aimed at countering a rise in gambling problems among teenagers. ‘Love the game, not the odds’ alerts parents, teachers and society of the alarming statistics relating to sport, gambling and children.

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New anti-gambling campaign kicks off for footy finals to dissuade young gamblers

Australian punters lose $23 billion, half on the pokies

22 August

Australian punters lost nearly $23 billion last year, with a 30 per cent growth in sports betting helping to drive a continued rise in annual gambling losses.

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Australian punters lose $23 billion, half on the pokies

Gambling ads near schools, on public transport to be banned by Victoria

21 August

Gambling advertising on Victorian trains, trams, buses and taxis will be banned under a new plan from the Andrews government.

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Gambling ads near schools, on public transport to be banned by Victoria

Study finds children consider gambling ads a 'normal' part of sport

15 August

Watching gambling ads is becoming a normal part of watching football for Australian children, a study has found.

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Children consider gambling ads a 'normal' part of sport, study by Deakin University researchers find

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