Interesting article in The Age today about many AFL clubs thinking the AFL had gone too far with gambling advertising in AFL Forums and website and during broadcasts.
I know heaps of people who’ve stopped following the footy given the amount of gambling advertising at the games and during TV broadcasts.
Addiction to pokies causes devastation to people’s lives. People argue they contribute to communities..sure, but they also take away.
Here’s one example
The Fairfield local government area, which the Australian Bureau of Statistics ranks as Sydney’s most disadvantaged community. In the 2015–16 financial year, this community is estimated to have lost $681,219,755 playing poker machines. The average Fairfield resident lost $4,171; the average salary here is $39,936.