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Dinsdale

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because it is warping the minds of children, normalising gambling to them at an age where they don't have the reasoning skills to counter what they are being force fed.
sort of - its also up to parents, my daughter has grown up thinking gambling is for flogs, so the ads on tv mean nothing to her, other than to hit the mute button
 

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100% agree with the OP. Gambling adverts have always been nauseating & manipulative.

By the way, is lenny&carl possibly the most evil person on the forum? First he was in the Goodes thread defending the atrocious booing from a few years ago & now here he is fighting tooth & nail to defend the gambling industry & its right to advertise of all things.
 

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Keep a constant eye on the kids and cover their eyes and block their ears every ad break ?
sort of - its also up to parents, my daughter has grown up thinking gambling is for flogs, so the ads on tv mean nothing to her, other than to hit the mute button
The problem is that even the AFL website ingrains the gambling advertising into the game itself. below is the first thing you see if you click on a match panel on the AFL website to see information about the game. Add to that that they are constantly putting odds on the screen at games, as well as blaring them over the speaker in pregame and halftime videos. AFL media discuss every single game in relation to the betting odds, its not 'who do you think will win', its 'what are the odds for each team'.

Theyre teaching 5 year olds who watch the sport that gambling is not something you can do as well as the sport, but that gambling is part of the sport. Anyone who thinks parents can shield their children from this know nothing about children, and are probably the kind that think that if they simply dont tell their children about sex/drugs/alcohol until they are 18 then they will be good little christian kiddies who dont know anything about them.

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100% agree with the OP. Gambling adverts have always been nauseating & manipulative.

By the way, is lenny&carl possibly the most evil person on the forum? First he was in the Goodes thread defending the atrocious booing from a few years ago & now here he is fighting tooth & nail to defend the gambling industry & its right to advertise of all things.
I think this image is appropriate every time they post
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The problem is that even the AFL website ingrains the gambling advertising into the game itself. below is the first thing you see if you click on a match panel on the AFL website to see information about the game. Add to that that they are constantly putting odds on the screen at games, as well as blaring them over the speaker in pregame and halftime videos. AFL media discuss every single game in relation to the betting odds, its not 'who do you think will win', its 'what are the odds for each team'.

Theyre teaching 5 year olds who watch the sport that gambling is not something you can do as well as the sport, but that gambling is part of the sport. Anyone who thinks parents can shield their children from this know nothing about children, and are probably the kind that think that if they simply dont tell their children about sex/drugs/alcohol until they are 18 then they will be good little christian kiddies who dont know anything about them.
lucky I didnt use TV or sport to teach my kids then eh?
 

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The problem is that even the AFL website ingrains the gambling advertising into the game itself. below is the first thing you see if you click on a match panel on the AFL website to see information about the game. Add to that that they are constantly putting odds on the screen at games, as well as blaring them over the speaker in pregame and halftime videos. AFL media discuss every single game in relation to the betting odds, its not 'who do you think will win', its 'what are the odds for each team'.

Theyre teaching 5 year olds who watch the sport that gambling is not something you can do as well as the sport, but that gambling is part of the sport. Anyone who thinks parents can shield their children from this know nothing about children, and are probably the kind that think that if they simply dont tell their children about sex/drugs/alcohol until they are 18 then they will be good little christian kiddies who dont know anything about them.

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first thing i see is the ad for Maccas - obesity is pretty rife, should stop fast food advertising as well?
 

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Pornography is undeniably one of the biggest problems in society and is epitomic of our collective decay. If you watch internet porn regularly, especially from a young age, you will experience; a re-wiring of your brains neurological reward circuitry, anxiety, ED, etc.

To insinuate that not watching highly intensive, predatory and damaging imagery will lead to paedophilia is typical coom-brain thinking. We went hundreds of thousands of years without internet pornography.
The fact that you've done all you can to somehow shoehorn an argument against all forms of pornography into this thread tells me there's something wrong with you. Not only that, but what you're stating is false.
 

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My turn in our puntclub this week - a few footy multies will be getting a workout this weekend - I do enjoy the occasional punt on the footy - i know more about footy than i do horse racing
 

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Thats a novel idea, parents teach their kids whats good and bad in the world.....thats an act that died in the early 2000's - parents parenting
cool, i guess you can get the mods to stop censoring the word campaigner and we should be showing hardcore pornography on fta tv in the middle of the day.

after all, its the parents fault if their kid sees any of it and is impacted.
 

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cool, i guess you can get the mods to stop censoring the word campaigner and we should be showing hardcore pornography on fta tv in the middle of the day.

after all, its the parents fault if their kid sees any of it and is impacted.
If it was on FTA TV im sure alot of parents, most, wouldnt allow their kids to see it. Correct.
 

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I was at an 18th birthday last month sat near a whole heap of year 16-20 years and it was frightening listening to them slamming bets down on their phones and they were losing it as fast as they were putting it down. I'm no stranger to gambling but it was pretty confronting to watch them. Definitely should be banned from TV at the minimum.
What drugs are in their system is a hell of a lot more frightening. Gambling is a non event compared to drugs.
 

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Good entertainment to be had here.

Amazing that some people's response to this is "Yeh, but, drugs & porn are much worse!"

Wtf does that have to do with anything?
The current world is great entertainment, no one seems to be able to control themselves anymore.
 

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I'm a frequent punter, like daily bets.

But I 100% agree, ban sports betting ads. It's disgusting that gambling has become part of the broadcast, pre game, halftime, etc. Kids shouldn't have that as part of their experience, we're going to create a generation of gamblers. Not only that, those that struggle with gambling don't need it put in their face every time they want to watch a game.

Punters know when and how to punt, we don't need media sucking more money out of mug punters (95% of punters will be losers in the long term).
 

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