Federal Member for Throsby Stephen Jones has stepped up his campaign to ban sports betting promotions during games and telecasts.
Mr Jones has called for the Australian sporting codes to voluntarily cut the ads from their telecasts, and met with community members in Dapto overnight to bolster his campaign.
“I don’t have a problem with betting but as a parent and a sports fan, I want to be able to enjoy a game with my kids without constant interruption from these sites urging me to have a bet”, Mr Jones said.
It is estimated there has been a 230 per cent increase in online sports betting since 2006.
Video reporters: RACHAEL PRICE & ALYSSA MARTIN