Footballers finding lure of sports betting hard to resist

Footballers finding lure of sports betting hard to resist

AIFS in the news — 24 June 2019

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Young men are finding it hard to resist the lure of sports betting.

News media around Australia were quick to point out the paradox in the AFL’s suspension of Collingwood player Jaidyn Stephenson on June 19 for match betting. Citing findings from the AGRC’s Weighing Up the Odds report, Tasmania’s Examiner editorialised: ‘[The AFL] encourage gambling and then are surprised when one of their players is sucked into the vacuum’.

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