Better manage problem gambling and reduce per capita losses.
Policy Methods (Federal)
To help achieve this Sustainable Australia Party will:
- Prohibit sports betting agency advertising and promotions as follows:
- On all sports broadcasting from beginning to end;
- Before 10:30pm on all television, radio and online broadcasting, programming and promotions;
- In all newspapers other than in designated sports sections;
- On and in all sports stadiums, other than at designated betting shops.
Policy Methods (State)
To help achieve this Australia should:
- Implement the Productivity Commission’s recommendation for $1 maximum poker machine bets per spin, limiting losses to around $120 per hour.
- Poker machine numbers should be capped at current levels in all States and Territories, with a gradual phase out in all pubs and clubs according to an appropriate timeframe for each State/Territory.
- Engage in broad community consultation prior to the building or material expansion of any casinos.
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