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Shane Heard

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I dont mind it personally.

yep..I’d follow her around 18 holes

meanwhile...that foxtel betting “show”with Brownless and Thomas is an absolute disgrace.

Betting advertising is completely out of control on all media platforms.

But they pay big bucks consistently and the AFL needs every penny coming in after last years covid white wash
 

GROTTO

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yep..I’d follow her around 18 holes

meanwhile...that foxtel betting “show”with Brownless and Thomas is an absolute disgrace.

Betting advertising is completely out of control on all media platforms.

But they pay big bucks consistently and the AFL needs every penny coming in after last years covid white wash
As poster that punts like 24/7 during the footy year, believe it or not, I do get disgusted by gambling ads. In fact I wish they were never visible.

I am seriously against it. Apart from the irritation factor, anything that encourages clueless people to gamble is not good.
 

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juss

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As poster that punts like 24/7 during the footy year, believe it or not, I do get disgusted by gambling ads. In fact I wish they were never visible.

I am seriously against it. Apart from the irritation factor, anything that encourages clueless people to gamble is not good.
Couldn't agree more.
 

Pablito

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It got better a few years back, it's spiralled out of control now since the AFL is desperate for money.

It's crazy that the government hasn't stepped in. With the tax dollars they bring in though (even though they do their best to avoid paying as much of it as possible), I'm not surprised.
 

Doctor Feel

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It's indefinable trash. Why the fu** the AFL is even allowed to have a "wagering partner" (note they call it wagering and not gambling.) is beyond me.

Zero chance of corruption there, right?

But that's not even the biggest issue. The issue is we now have betting and gambling ads every single ad break, from multiple agencies. It's even slammed down our throats during fox footy content like first crack, the fu** is with that? Enough is enough. Gambling addicts cannot possibly watch football right now.

The other thing that annoys me is that it's all hidden behind attempts at humour, hiding the dark underbelly.

fu** it all off for good.

Where can I make an official complaint? I urge others to do the same.
 

Number37

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Where can I make an official complaint? I urge others to do the same.

Complain about gambling ads during live online sport
Complain to us if you think a gambling service is being advertised, or live odds promoted, during live sport streamed online.
Complain online, or by post:
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You can complain anonymously. For more information see our Privacy Policy.

https://www.acma.gov.au/make-complaint-about-gambling-ad
 

Doctor Feel

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Complain about gambling ads during live online sport
Complain to us if you think a gambling service is being advertised, or live odds promoted, during live sport streamed online.
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Absolutely filling one out. Enough is enough.
 

Murray2503

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As poster that punts like 24/7 during the footy year, believe it or not, I do get disgusted by gambling ads. In fact I wish they were never visible.

I am seriously against it. Apart from the irritation factor, anything that encourages clueless people to gamble is not good.
Gambling ads are completely out of control. They should be replaced with teaching people how to gamble so that people are at least armed with information how to gamble successfully. Gambling ads focus on which team is going to win but the real money is made on margins and looking for value when the bookies have incorrectly priced a margin. Case in point I loaded up on Essendon at +38.5 @1.50 tonight and it was the easiest money i've made. Generally they under price favourites who have just had a good win to sucker gamblers to load up on short odds. They are complete scumbags and that's why I love taking money from them.
Speaking of good betts I just got on Justin Thomas to take out the Master's. Been watching him on the range and he is swinging with great balance. Good bet at $11.
 
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Shane Heard

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As poster that punts like 24/7 during the footy year, believe it or not, I do get disgusted by gambling ads. In fact I wish they were never visible.

I am seriously against it. Apart from the irritation factor, anything that encourages clueless people to gamble is not good.
yep..I’m a game day multi enthusiast who loves the challenge.

but I don’t need one single gambling ad to aid my preferences

ban it all

it’s a god damn disgrace..all of it
 

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Shane Heard

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Complain about gambling ads during live online sport
Complain to us if you think a gambling service is being advertised, or live odds promoted, during live sport streamed online.
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Manager, Content Investigation Section
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You can complain anonymously. For more information see our Privacy Policy.

https://www.acma.gov.au/make-complaint-about-gambling-ad
ill be sending a letter in

and if anyone wants a copy and paste template to send because you’re either too lazy or illiterate, stay tuned because I’ll provide you with one ☝
 

Madas

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Complain about gambling ads during live online sport
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Complain online, or by post:
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https://www.acma.gov.au/make-complaint-about-gambling-ad
Thank you so much for this information!
I've been wondering what the hell we can do

As Mick Molloy would say people " Get on this one !"

Please keep this thread going and keep bumping the details of that Complaint Line

Anyone in here close to the " Chief " ?
It's a big ask and I may be stepping out of line here as I don't know if this is a BF revenue stream but would it be possible to Banner Ad that complaint number for a few months ?

Hopefully if enough people complain something may happen
It's a joke and a disgrace !
I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling outraged
 

Murray2503

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Lots of hypocrites in this thread. "It's ok when I try to make money off gambling companies, but gambling companies trying to make money off me is bad."
Not hypocritical. There is a huge skill gap between gambling companies and the average punter. Its equivalent to Phil Ivey sitting down to a hand of poker with some mug. Gambling companies prey on the weak and then either cut off or limit punters who know what they are doing and make a profit. That's not far at all. They manipulate the game to suit themselves.
 

cznsnowy91

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I enjoy gambling on the footy, but it shouldn't be shoved down people's throats when they just want to watch the footy. It's embarrassing that the afl sells out by letting it happen at the expense of their fans. Billy brownness and Nathan brown can fu** off with their hot tips.
 

freddy mercury

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You ever listen to SEN? Without it that station wouldn't run. Its sickening the amount of gambling advertising that is on there. Saturday mornings Hutchie and Liam Pickering have a segment where they bet real money for chosen charities, great awesome. But of course, its sponsored by a gambling company and gets mentioned hundreds of times during the show. Its honestly disgusting and so immoral on so many levels, especially for a company that bangs on about the importance of health. Everyone knows gambling is one of the strongest links to poor mental health.
 

freddy mercury

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Agreed 100%
I used to work for a large bookmaker and their strategy was to go as hard as they possibly can in advertising. They sucker people in, then have account executives to ensure that they retain their big spenders. They are so unethical it isn't even funny.
Its f’ed. All they have to do is mention to gamble responsibly and that's it, go your hardest.
 

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