With gambling advertising going through the roof, and social media and apps making sports betting more attractive and accessible, many young people today consider gambling a normal part of enjoying the game.
This alarming development is not lost on David Cannizzo, chief executive of the Southern Football Netball League.
'I personally believe there's an unhealthy focus on gambling in sport,' he says. 'It has increased significantly in the last few years.'
The foundation's Gambling's not a Game sporting clubs program is working with the Southern Football Netball League and many other local and elite Victorian sporting clubs to separate the game from gambling.
The program offers clubs benefits including support in creating a club culture that fosters responsible gambling and a local connection with Gambler's Help services to achieve this. We also provide education sessions and promote the clubs as community leaders in responsible gambling practices.
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