A parliamentary committee has recommended gambling ads should be banned during events within three years.
The committee has released its findings of its inquiry into the harm caused by online gambling and delivered 31 recommendations on regulations for the gambling industry.
They include a phased ban over three years on all advertising that direct people to websites and apps to place bets.
It’s also called for stronger oversight of the gambling industry including the establishment of a national ombudsman to deal with complaints about the industry.
Data shows Australians gamble online more than any other country in the world – spending 20 per cent more than the second highest country, Sweden.
It comes amid serious concerns about the impact exposure to betting material is having on children and young people.
Committee chair and Labor MP Peta Murphy says people are sick of the sheer number of gambling ads.
“People don’t like it — they feel they’re inundated with advertising, they are very concerned that children are exposed and exposed regularly to ads for sports betting.”