Footballers finding lure of sports betting hard to resist

Content type
Media release

June 2019


Rebecca Jenkinson, Cassandra de Lacy-Vawdon, Megan Carroll

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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