Get into the game
Say yes to keeping gambling out of local sport
About Get into the Game
Have you noticed the massive increase and presence of sports betting advertising? For many young Tasmanians, it’s become part of their experience of sport.
Anglicare Tasmania is partnering with the Tasmanian State Government to create the Get into the Game program.
This program aims to reduce the exposure of the community – especially young people – to gambling promotions and to disrupt the normalisation of betting on sports.
Gambling advertising is widespread when watching sports. This is contributing to an increase in sports betting, especially by young men (18-24 years).
Did you know that 148 gambling ads are aired every weeknight between 6:00pm and 8:30pm on free-to-air TV? That’s 1 gambling ad every minute.
The Gamblers Help service has seen a rise in the number of people seeking support as a result of sports betting.
What can I do?
You can support the Get into the Game program by:
- Talking to people, especially young people, about the risks associated with gambling
- Starting a conversation – talk about sports betting and gambling with family and friends
- Letting your sports club(s) know about Get into the Game program and encouraging them to sign up
- Following Get into the Game on social media.
Join the Program
In joining Get into the Game your club will contribute to enhancing the health and well-being of the local community. You will:
- help to raise awareness of the risks associated with gambling and the normalisation of gambling in sport
- support a safe and healthy environment for younger players
- signal that your club culture is one that prioritises the well-being of its players and the wider community
- encourage balanced lifestyles and alternatives to gambling
How Get into the Game can support you?
We can support you by:
- promoting your club/association on our website with a link to your website homepage
- providing resources to help you promote the Get into the Game key messages
- holding Pop-Up information sessions at games
- providing training to your club/association on how to reduce gambling related harm