Gaming and football need tougher controls

Congratulations to all the parents who have stopped watching channel 9 football with their children as a protest to the blatant promotion of gambling from bookmakers posing as commentators.

Samaritans is not opposed to gambling. This is part of our culture.

BUT all forms of gambling need controls and safe guards, including online gambling.

We believe all TV advertising of gambling should be clearly labelled as advertising and no adverts should be permitted during children’s viewing times.