Amateur Sports and Online Gambling
Live betting odds are being provided by internet bookmakers in regional sports leagues, and it is happening more frequently. Australia, a country of gamblers, lose more per person to gambling than any other country in the world. That makes them a draw for betting companies seeking fresh ways to keep customers and their money apart.
Although a complete ban on non-professional sports wagering may seem like a straightforward and sensible answer, many contend that it would really make matters worse.
The Use of Amateur Sports in Online Gambling
Below are some discussion points to address the use of amateur sports in online gambling:
Pervasiveness of Gambling
The majority of the justifications from the “no” side center on the negative impacts of gambling that are currently pervasive in our neighborhood. By allowing online gambling in amateur sports, we are only encouraging a bad habit with lots of unfavorable impacts.
Children and Sports Betting
Children already view sports in terms of odds since betting advertisements are so common during sports broadcasts. That notion would only be strengthened if it were extended to regional sports. Young males are frequently the ones who are most at risk, and sports betting is already a well-liked “drug of choice” for problem gamblers.