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Row over TV betting

12 Jan 2009

AUSTRALIA -- As reported by the Herald Sun: "Channel Nine has continued to spruik online betting shop Betfair during the cricket despite concerns raised by the sport's international governing body.

"And Cricket Australia only learned of the continued advertising late last night when contacted by the Herald Sun.

"...During play last night, spin king Shane Warne told Nine viewers of the current odds offered by Betfair.

"The deal between Nine and Betfair has sparked an outcry from anti-gambling campaigners including World Vision chief Tim Costello and prompted the International Cricket Council to step in.

"Mr Young said the deal was separate to a long-term arrangement that sees Cricket Australia get a cut of Betfair's revenue from cricket gambling.

"...Cricket Australia reportedly receives 5 per cent of Betfair's revenue from cricket matches..."

 
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