NSW authority partners local sports teams on betting ads opt-out scheme

NSW authority partners local sports teams on betting ads opt-out scheme

The New South Wales Office of Responsible Gambling has joined forced with two local sports teams on a new initiative that will allow consumers in the Australian state to view games without betting advertisements.

Published 1st April 2021

Australian rules football club Sydney Swans and A-League football team Macarthur FC have both signed up to the scheme, through which they have agreed to not accept any gambling-related sponsorships.

The teams have also committed to educating their staff, players and supporters about the risks associated with gambling.

The New South Wales Office of Responsible Gambling signed a similar agreement with Cricket NSW in October last year. The authority is now in talks with other codes and clubs, with the aim of announcing more sign-ups later this year.

“We now have four major agreements across three of the most popular codes after starting with cricket; that really speaks to clubs recognising their role in looking after their fans and their communities,” director of the Office of Responsible Gambling Natalie Wright said.

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