Effective from 30 March 2018, all live sporting events broadcasted between the hours of 05h00 and 20h30 is forbidden to promote gambling adverts of any sort. The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) recently released the new code of practice governing broadcast rights during the above set times. The ban has a lot of mixed responses and feedback from different demographics of viewers and actual sports betting companies. Parents all around Australia will be delighted at the news of the pending ban during sports broadcasts because their children won’t be exposed to the opportunities for underage gambling. This is because sporting events present a moral grey area between family viewing time and adult-only viewing time. The dilemma is that children are watching sports, that rightfully require no age-restriction, but contain a plethora of gambling adverts from a young age. However, this affects both small and large sports betting companies in a very big way as they are missing out on their biggest target audience.
The ban on sports betting and other forms of gambling during live sports events is quite comprehensive. Gambling ads will no longer be able to be promoted five minutes before and after play. This includes prohibiting on-screen advertising during play, sponsorships, as well as gambling adverts played during half time and ad-breaks. However, some channels and sports will be exempt from the restrictions being put in place. All so called “low audience” pay sports channels including Eurosport, ESPN and ESPN2 are said to not be operating under the ban. One can only speculate that this is to encourage competition with the high audience channels and prevent them from monopolising the sports broadcasting industry. The ban will also not apply to dog, horse and harness racing.
The ban is intended to make sports broadcast more family-friendly by not exposing underage children to forms of gambling early on in their lives. Another positive effect it is believed to have is decrease problem gambling. Gambling is becoming more easily accessible and those prone to problem gambling certainly do not need gambling ads in their face every minute of a sports game. With regards to the lower audience or niche sports coverage channels, if their revenue were set to drop like that of the other paid sports channels, they would become unviable.
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When people tell you a film is good, no matter how much you may trust their judgement, you can never be quite sure if it wasn’t just good for them. In the case of the Black Panther film, there is surely something for every film fan to enjoy. While it’s packed with everything a superhero film should have, the truth is that the action scenes and wild car chases are merely just a scratch on the surface. The Black Panther film is in fact an ode to a modern-day African renaissance disguised with hot combat scenes, fast car chases and high-tech gadgets. Here’s what all you can expect the movie to bring, without any spoilers attached.
In a slickly put together mixture of African ethnicity meets super-futuristic spy civilisation, the Black Panther film challenges racial stereotypes like never before. Without any mass protest or any kind of disastrous disruption, the film elegantly defies the single story often portrayed and perpetuated of third-world African people by mainstream media. The film is set in Wakanda, a fictional and high-tech African nation with primitive African tribal undertones. The film is also rife with thought-provoking references to current conversations in mainstream media and popular culture about race and power. For instance, Black Panther’s fiercest rival happens to have an American accent with a hip-hop demeanour. This almost directly references the oppressors during the times of the African slave trade, being the Americans.
Coming from a history of female oppression and still living in a time where women experience at the very least a glass ceiling, this film challenges notions of women’s physical inferiority. The Dora Milaje are the elite, all-female special forces unit who protect the king of Wakanada. Women empowerment is a popular theme within Hollywood at the moment. One need not look any further than the great success of another recent superhero movie – Wonder Woman. Not forgetting, the disruptive social media movement behind the hashtag #MeToo of Time magazine’s Person of the Year – the Silence Breakers of sexual harassment.
The film is an overall success and has already drawn mass popularity and conversation around it. Expectations are set high, and rightfully so with this feel-good film. While it has an old school overview of an optimistic superhero who just wants to make the world a better place, it seems and feels all brand new. This film is sure to give everyone something to talk about, even if you completely ignore the political and racial themes that lie beneath the surface.
For much of history, men have dominated the gambling arena in land-based casinos. However, that does not mean men are more inclined to be natural gamblers. Studies are piling up on the gambling habits of men and women that suggest women are increasingly becoming a large gambling audience. This could be largely due to the introduction of online casinos, which challenge this male dominated space, as well as stigmas and stereotypes of who can and is best at gambling. Online casinos also blur the lines between stigmas of which casino games men should play, or predominantly do play. A large part of the anonymity offered by online casinos can take credit for that fact. Still, scholars have gone deeper into the habits of each gender’s gambling habits and how they differ.
The top three gambling games that men most prefer, in order, are sports betting, online poker and online bingo. It’s no surprise that sports betting ranks as the highest form of gambling for men, judging from the large crowds of them at sports events.
Another non-surprising gambling game that men enjoy is competitive online poker. This has been and still is largely a male-dominated casino game. However, the big surprise comes in third with men enjoying online bingo, which has always been a game mostly played by women. This proves the secrecy and anonymity that online casinos offer, allows us to see the true gambling nature of males and females.
Women gamblers mostly play online bingo, which comes as no surprise. The biggest surprise is what ranks as number two, which is sports betting. Women have clearly gained a passion for sports with their growing natural inclination towards sports betting. This is one thing not documented by the sports crowds, but is however, captured by online casino research.
It’s also no shocker to see that online pokies rank as women’s third most played and liked casino game. This is something noticeable in most, if not all, land-based casinos. This has long been the case even before any sort of studies were done.
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From ‘how to’ to ‘what is’, House of Jack uncovers what Australians searched for the most on Google during 2017. As usual, sporting events grabbed the majority of the top-searched terms for 2017, however, there were some rather unusual search trends in Australia during the year. While the Australian Open 2017, Melbourne Cup 2017, and Wimbledon 2017 ranked as the highest searched terms respectively. What ranked fourth appeared on more than one list of top ranked search trends. Australian Google users definitely surprised us in 2017, although looking back on the year, can we really be surprised given the hype around these highly searched terms? Let’s have a look at the year that was 2017 in terms of Australian Google search trends.
Here are the top 10 highest searches, in order of most searched, for 2017 from Australian Google users:
Yes, this is the official list, and number four is totally correct. Australians followed the ongoing trend of fidget spinners that set the entire world on a spinning frenzy very closely. During the beginning phase of the fidget spinner craze, it was reported to supposedly be a treatment tool for Autism spectrum disorders. So, with very little marketing or perhaps even none at all, this spinning toy was believed to promote concentration for struggling school children. It’s estimated that more than 200 million spinners were shipped to retailers for the Christmas period alone to become the top stocking filler for 2017.
On another list of highly searched terms, the fidget spinner ranked number two for highest ‘how to’ search phrases. However, this list gets more bizarre than the last. Australians seemed to have developed a trend of their own by wanting to know how to make different types of slime. Another top phrase which gets some of the highest search volume every year is “What is” searches. Two comical ones appear on the list and without spoiling one of them, the other one is “what is a fidget spinner”.
#covfefe was one of 2017’s top hashtags and searched terms originating from a tweet by American President, Donald Trump. The original tweet read “Despite the constant negative press ‘covfefe’” which was probably a misspelling of the word “coverage”. However, Twitter being a world of its own, spun into action faster than a fidget spinner and started drawing their own conclusions of what the word meant. Comic conclusions of the word took centre stage in what became Trump’s third most retweeted tweet for 2017.
The Australian national soccer team took it down to the wire by eventually qualifying for the 2018 Russia World Cup through the play-offs. The Socceroos left it late by drawing their first leg play off to Honduras before their magnificent second leg showing on 15 November 2017. The national team had it all to do in front of their home fans when they played their second leg against Honduras in Sydney. Australia managed to qualify for their fourth successive World Cup, but were close to missing out. Australia has a shown a history of valiant fighting to qualify for previous World Cups and have proven themselves once again.
Thanks to the deliverance by a Mile Jedinak hat-trick, Australia are through the World Cup in Russia. However, their problems are still far from over as things stand. The national team’s qualification process was plagued with uncertainty, which translated onto the pitch for the players. Question marks surrounded the Australian soccer team’s camp as to whether head coach, Ange Postecoglou’s, would still be in charge for much longer. Now that they’ve qualified, Australian soccer needs to revaluate their stance on the head coach. Controls also need to be put in place for the next phase of the journey, which is impressing on the World Cup stage next year.
Afterall, Postecoglou has written his name in the history books by becoming the first Australian to take his team to the biggest event in soccer. That, along with winning the Asian Cup leaves him with quite an impressive scoresheet, no matter what his future holds.
Another concern that needs urgent attention is being able to score from open play. The first leg play-off against Honduras ended in a 0-0 stalemate, with neither side threatening to take initiative. The second leg looked to mirror this trend, until Jedinak’s deflected free kick put the Socceroos in front. The other two goals came from the penalty spot. This will take a goof mixture of experience from players like Tim Cahill and flare from the likes of Jedinak.
32 Countries will compete in next year’s World Cup hosted in Russia. Here are all 32 teams who will be drawn into eight groups of four for the first round of the World Cup:
Europe: Russia, France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium, Iceland, Switzerland, Croatia, Sweden, and Denmark.
South America: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Columbia, and Peru.
Central America: Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama.
Africa: Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal.
Asia: Iran, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Australia.
The Cartier Exhibition is set to become every girl’s best friend. The exhibition which is scheduled to take place between 30 March and 22 July 2018 will take place Canberra in the spotlight. There are more than 300 of the world’s most spectacular diamonds, emeralds, and other precious stones expected to be on show. These items come from the royal family, celebrities and the official Cartier Collection itself.
The exhibition focuses on the historic implication of Cartier’s impact on the 20th century’s glamour pieces. The biggest attraction for next year’s exhibition will undoubtedly be the Tiara worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day.
Some of Cartier’s most royal clients include the likes of your Majesty the Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace of Monaco, and the Duchess of Windsor, among so many more.
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The director of Cartier’s image, Pierre Rainero who has already seen a preview of what is to come has described the exhibition as one of the most important exhibitions ever.
Take a walk through the dazzling world of Maison Cartier and its clients with the glitz and glamour of the rich and famous. This exhibition is something you do not want to miss out on.
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