Melbourne commits to responsible gambling

Melbourne commits to responsible gambling


So today, the Melbourne football club
has signed the responsible gambling charter
which makes it nine Victorian clubs
that have signed the charter out of ten and that
sends a big message. It is sending a big
message that at the club level these
iconic community organizations have
recognized the need to disassociate
themselves from any form of gambling
promotion particularly promotion where
underage kids are exposed so we are
delighted that Melbourne has been able to join us.
Football clubs are huge part of the
Victorian landscape. Social and
sporting landscape and people do notice
the stands football clubs take and I
can speak in recent weeks since we’ve
advised our fans of this at various season
launches, events and things like that. There’s been applause coming off the
floor about announcing this and yeah
that’s come from parents as well just
think recognize the saturation
advertising and welcome the club’s
position on this. The responsible gambling charter has now signed about a hundred and
sixty clubs right across Victoria at
the grassroots level and it’s at the
grassroots level where kids typically enters sport and right from the start we want
to send that message that sports and
gambling should never go together
particularly where kids are exposed and
so getting these grassroots clubs to
sign up actually prevents them from
going down the path where gambling is so integral
to their business model and
their overall activity so it really is
about a changing cultures but also
preventing cultures where gambling is
pervasive.

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