Australian Football League announces media betting restrictions

The Australian Football League (AFL) has announced its planned betting restrictions on those in the media that are accredited with the organisation.  afl

The league has stated that from the 2016 season, which kicks off on March 24th, media wishing to bet on matches will only be allowed to do so during a specified time window on match days.

The precise details of this are that media personnel will be unable to place bets two hours before kick off or during the match itself when they are “working or present” at a game.

These restrictions will apply to 1,000 AFL journalists, including reporters from radio and television, photographers, cameraman and production staff. The AFL also added that this is in response to the abuse of sensitive information including tactics, team selections and injuries.

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