Fifth report

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Fifth report

The advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Advertising for Sports Betting) Bill 2013

7 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-819-1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1122KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

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Committee Membership (PDF 64KB)
Recommendations (PDF 26KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and conduct of the inquiry (PDF 34KB)

Terms of reference
Previous inquiry
   Focus of the 2013 inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Related bill

Chapter 2 - Key issues around the promotion of sports betting (PDF 146KB)

Wagering industry
High levels of sports betting advertising
   Battle for market share
The amount of wagering advertising in a family friendly environment
   Normalisation effect
   Brand recognition
   Vulnerability of children to advertising
   Minimising possible harm
Concerns about other subgroups
   Young men
   Problem gamblers
Integration of gambling into the match
   Committee view
Current broadcasting restrictions and exemptions for gambling advertising
   Wagering sector
   Committee view

Chapter 3 - Proposed action to address concerns over gambling advertising (PDF 483KB)

Proposed action
   Changes to the promotion of live odds
   Status of the proposed amendments to industry codes of practice
   What is covered by the proposed amendments?
   Why not a blanket ban on live odds?
   Is the distinction clear?
Announcement of further action
   What is covered?
   Further amendments to industry codes of practice
   Response from broadcasters, wagering operators and sports
   Committee view
   Changes for live odds at the grounds
   Committee view
Other issues
   Replica uniforms
   New and emerging technology

Chapter 4 - Effect of sports betting on the integrity of sport (PDF 150KB)

Identification of the risks
   Exotic betting
   Match fixing
The threat from organised crime
   Methodologies employed
Responses to the threat from organised crime
   Response from sporting codes
   Response from governments
   Scrutiny of betting markets
   Committee view
Betting and amateur sports

Chapter 5 - Broadcasting Services Amendment (Advertising for Sports Betting) Bill
(PDF 24KB)

The bill
   Committee view

Dissenting comments by the Chair and Senators Di Natale and Madigan (PDF 33KB)

Promotion of Live odds
Gambling advertising
   Influence on children
Sports-related broadcasts
Sporting uniforms
Broadcasting Services Amendment (Advertising for Sports Betting) Bill 2013

Coalition committee members' additional comments (PDF 9KB)
Dissenting Report by Senator Nick Xenophon (PDF 202KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF 14KB)
Submissions received
Additional information received
Answers to questions on notice
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 8KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555
Fax: +61 2 6277 3899