News Corp’s sports gambling hub criticised as ‘new low’

News Corp’s sports gambling hub criticised as ‘new low’

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  • Henry Belot, The Guardian
September 18, 2023 3:30 PM
  • Henry Belot, The Guardian
  • Australia

Anti-gambling advocates have criticised News Corp’s dedicated sports betting coverage website as “a new low” given community concerns about wagering, after a parliamentary inquiry called for ads and commentary on odds to be banned.

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The company runs a digital hub for gambling coverage that offers detailed reports, videos, podcasts, previews and analysis on the latest markets and “top offers” from Ladbrokes, Bet365, TopSport and Betr. News Corp has a financial stake in Betr.

The CODE Bet hub is part of the digital subscription site CODE Sports, which launched in late 2021 and collates sports reporting from all News Corp mastheads and employs its own journalists.