“I congratulate South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill for implementing a full ban on live odds advertising on radio and television, and on ground signage during sporting events,” FamilyVoice SA state officer David d’Lima said today.
“Premier Weatherill has rightly pointed out that gambling has no place in sport.
“Directly associating betting with sports (and often patriotism) normalises gambling. It teaches children that gambling is another safe way of having fun,” David d’Lima said.
“Gambling puts many in our community at risk of addiction and serious financial loss. I hope the Premier will go even further to put a ban on all types of gambling promotion in public places,” Mr d’Lima said. “I encourage the federal government to follow suit!”
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