Is gambling a bigger threat to sport than drugs?

Australia is a codes-loving nation with millions of die-hard fans supporting a diverse range of leagues. But are we at risk of damaging our clean reputation with threats such as gambling, drugs and match fixing?

How much money is spent on tackling problem gambling versus the amount of money raised by gambling in sporting organisations, and what are the wider ethical implications? What is it about sport that creates opportunities to cheat to win or cheat to lose? Have the regulatory initiatives introduced for anti-doping and match fixing been enough and is there a need for an independent sports integrity body?


  • Russell Hoye
  • Catherine Ordway
  • Nick McKenzie
  • Paul Marsh

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