Majority of Australians support banning betting ads on television before 10.30pm, according to study
More than half of Australian adults support banning betting ads before 10.30pm, concerned that it's normalizing gambling among children
A recent study by the Australian Gambling Research Centre shows that more than half of Australian adults support a ban on betting ads on television, radio, and on-demand platforms before 10.30pm.
Many Australians believe that gambling advertising is becoming too widespread and is normalising the behaviour among children. The study found that almost 80% of Australians are exposed to betting advertising every week, with 41% saying they see or hear gambling ads four or more times a week.
The survey also revealed that advertising prompted 34% of gamblers to increase the amount they bet, while 29% placed bets on impulse. These figures were higher among men aged 18 to 34 and people deemed to be at risk of gambling harm.
The results have heightened the pressure on the federal government to tighten rules on sports betting advertisements.