Subban shared his thoughts on the issue with CTV National News, expressing his concern that gambling is too prevalent and may negatively affect children. Subban drew attention to the fact young adults below the of 25 are more likely to become unhealthily involved in sports betting and gambling.
It has not helped that TV is flooded with gambling advertisements. He criticised the fact that television programs are flooded with advertisements urging consumers to bet. has established a link that links the ads encouraging people to gamble more and in some cases unhealthily with younger bettors’ tendency to develop serious gambling conditions.
Subban’s criticism of the current state gambling advertisements is based not on his personal bias but rather on scientific evidence. The hockey player says that broadcasters are also happy to take advantage of the situation, as TSN, and Rogers Sportsnet are both working on betting content because consumers are interested.
It is clear that the arrival of private betting and mobile betting, which will be regulated in 2022, has helped to solidify the ease with which it can be placed a wager. This has also allowed companies to openly promote their products. The reality is that things do not happen in a vacuum. In fact, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has acknowledged the need to make adjustments in sports betting advertising.
AGCO to Investigate Gambling Advertisement
The AGCO wants certain gambling ads to be rewritten, such as using celebrities or athletes that appeal to children. The AGCO believes that such figures shouldn’t appear in sports betting and gambling advertisements. The regulator has been working with stakeholders to develop criteria for sports gambling advertising.
A Gamblers’ Anonymous worker spoke with CTV News who covered Subban’s story and said that they have seen families with kids as young as 8 years old with gambling problems. The Gamblers Anonymous employee said that in this particular case, an eight-year old managed to spend $25,000. due to gambling addiction. Subban has also joined the ban ads for gambling group. This is a newly formed formation which aims to make sure that television is free of gambling advertisements that could affect young people’s health and minds.
Subban stated that it is time to take action and the athletes should refuse to be involved in sports betting advertisements. AGCO still has not announced a date for its announcement of gambling advertising in the country.