AFL clubs sign Responsible Gambling Charter

AFL clubs sign Responsible Gambling Charter


This is a really important day today. We
have six terrific power house Victorian
clubs who are signing the responsible
gambling charter and we have Melbourne
Victory renewing their commitment to
make sure that these clubs do their
absolute most to promote responsible
gambling. To detangle betting and sports
and particularly to protect those
hundreds of thousands of young people
who love their clubs – protect them from
harms that can come from problem gambling.
Clubs are making a concerted decision to
not promote any form of gambling
advertising to underage kids. So we think
this is a terrific outcome and it’s sending a
very loud message that the normalisation
of gambling and sport has probably crossed
the line.
You see sports betting advertising all over
TV, radio and in the papers and to see clubs
stand up and say no to promoting these things is fantastic. By having the elite
sporting clubs like the ones I’ve seen
today it sends a really loud message to all
sporting clubs that they have an important
role in Victorian communities and to
take that role seriously they need
to disentangle gambling from sport.

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