The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of the sports betting industry among adolescents and young adults in Australia by addressing the pros and cons of the sports betting industry. While the sport betting industry proposes various issues, it is important to also acknowledge the benefits of it, including its accessibility and form of entertainment for sport fans.To further understand the underlying issues that may arise from sports betting, the paper draws upon similar issues such as the exposure of alcohol and tobacco products which have previously received the attention of policymakers and educational institutions. By drawing on similar issues, it also allows for determining necessary harm minimisation strategies for sport betting. The study recommends that educational institutions such as schools could implement effective programs that can address the consequences of gambling. In addition, policymakers should limit the number of sports betting promotions allowed and examine whether the legal gambling age should be increased.
PresentersJae Won Kang
Academic Program Manager for the Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) and the Bachelor of Property (Development, Investment and Valuation), Undergraduate, International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), Australia Jeremy Sleiman
Lecturer, Sport, Australian College of Physical Education, New South Wales, Australia Trevor Clark
Dean , Undergraduate, ICMS, New South Wales, Australia
Sport betting industry, Legal gambling, Online and mobile betting