Gambling ads should be banned from TV

Gambling ads should be banned from TV

Summary:

70% of Australians think that gambling companies should not be allowed to advertise on TV, according to a survey by the Australian Institute. Tobacco, junk food, alcohol, and gambling products and services should be banned from TV according to a survey. The majority of those surveyed agreed that all of these products should not be used in TV commercials.

70% of Australians think that gambling companies should not be allowed to advertise on TV, according to research released by the Australian Institute.

Tobacco, junk food, alcohol, and gambling products should be banned from TV according to the results of an online survey. The majority of those surveyed agreed that all of these products should not be used in TV commercials.

The Institute broke down the results by age and gender and found that 70% of males agreed with the ban on gambling TV ads. Only a small percentage of the total figure disagreed with the ban.

The majority of people in the age group of 30 to 39 agreed with the ban. The percentage went up to 70% for 40-49 year olds and to 69% for 50-59 year olds. The majority of people in the older age group agreed with the ban.

The gambling industry spent more than 200 million dollars on advertising in Australia in 2011.

Some politicians feel that not enough is being done when it comes to restrictions on what gambling companies can advertise on TV and social media in Australia. The promotion of sports betting and gambling in general is being pushed for more restrictions by a Victorian MP.

I am concerned about the normalisation of sports gambling and the proximity of gambling advertising to broadcast sport, particularly the ARL football codes. We have an issue when children are having conversations about sports betting and wanting to set up sports betting apps on their phones.