An Australian advertising association has released a new code to ensure advertisers and marketers maintain socially responsible ads on wagering products and services, local media reports. Last week, the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) released the Wagering Advertising and Marketing Communication Code to oversee how wagering and gaming companies go to market Under the […]
The Australian Association of National Advertisers has launched a discussion paper on developing a national code that would be specific to the wagering sector. The code would provide a self-regulatory framework for all marketing and communication by any providers in the wagering and sports betting community. “The AANA wagering code would provide industry with a […]
Gambling Statistics Australia has just published its annual report showing Australians lost $23 billion (US$17.5 billion) in 2015 on gambling, up 8 percent from the previous year, with more than half of that bet on pokies. A smaller amount of $815 million was lost to sports betting, but that was a spike of 30 percent from the prior year.The data comes against rising anti-gambling sentiment in the country. But just how big is problem gambling in Australia and should the industry do more to help combat the issue.