Get gambling ads off TV

Get gambling ads off TV

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Scott Taylor started this petition to Australian Government and

Gambling can destroy families and lead to high levels of social harm.  By advertising  gambling on TV, especially at times when viewers are in a heightened state of enthusiasm about sporting events, large corporations with no social conscience prey upon susceptible individuals.

Gambling is also a drain on the wider community costing extra millions of dollars each year in provision of support services for those adversely affected by the gambling activities of family members.  We did it with tobacco ads years ago, lets do it with gambling. 

The proliferation of Internet based facilities means that there are now many ways people can gamble.  Add the motivation of slickly produced advertisements presenting desirable lifestyles or outcomes and the motivation induced through sporting team support and the risks of high risk financial behaviour increase. 

Introduce a financial imperative and sporting ideals of fairness and play for the love of the sport are also subjugated by professional fouls, a "win at all costs" attitude and behaviour by sporting persons that is not in the best interests of sports.  These influences may also contribute to adverse behaviours of upcoming generations.

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