Though the AFL banned media workers to bet on matches they present or work on, they still will be able to place bets well before the events.
The Australian Football League (AFL) earlier announced a betting restriction for media workers. Australian gambling news reported that AFL issued the details of the regulation. Though the AFL banned media workers to bet on matches when they are working at them, all the fixtures will be open for them to bet on.
The new regulations will be in place from the start of the 2016 AFL season that kicks off in March. The media betting restriction will be active only on match days and only for the media personnel. This covers more than 1,000 journalists with AFL accreditation, radio and TV reporters, photographers, cameramen and the production staff.
AFL banned media workers to bet on matches to protect confined information
The point of the new regulation wasn’t banning media workers from placing bets on AFL matches. AFL banned media workers to bet on matches because of the abuse of sensitive information regarding team selection, injuries and tactics.
According to the new regulations, media workers won’t be able to place bets on Aussie rules matches during the two-hour period before the start of the games and during the games. The new AFL betting rules won’t affect those fans who bet on sports in Australia naturally.
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