Blacksmith, you are 100 percent spot on. Betting ads should not be permitted on TV. The particular ad you describe is appallingly bad.
Another objectionable feature is Tom Waterhouse being part of 7's so-called racing panel . . . what a lark . . . being paid to advertise your own bookmaking business.
Totally agree with you both 100%
The gov banned tobacco (addictive product) ads years ago, so why arn't they keeping up the theme and banning other addictive product advertising (Betting, alcohol, etc)
Whilst some will say banning tobacco ads and promoting quiting helps lower the health costs of smoking related disease, what is the cost impact to the Welfare system for the impact of gambling addicts and alcoholics?
Can we take it further to the banning of addictive fast food advertising, thrust on our kids during their prime time TV viewing hours.As a side note, here in Adelaide's western suburbs, we had McDonalds refused a building application because the proposed "resturant'" site that was within two hundred metres of a Primary School.