Australian’s being “bombarded” by gambling ads

Recent research shows there has been a rapid rise in gambling advertisements shown in Australia, over recent years, which has increased the uptake of gambling and the harm that goes with it.


According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, gambling causes harm including financial loss; family, relationship and career issues and impacts people’s physical and psychological health.


Gambling ads now span across almost every media platform including social media, with high rates of exposure to children and young adults. 


The Wire’s Kailah Rushton spoke to Carol Bennett, CEO of Alliance for Gambling Reform to find out more…

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Produced By: Kailah Rushton

Featured In Story: Carol Bennett, CEO of Alliance for Gambling Reform

First aired on The Wire, Monday 27 March 2023