The 2023 AFL season is back, with round one kicking off tonight at the MCG when Richmond take on Carlton.

And with the anticipation and excitement around the season return- you may be noticing a significant increase of sports gambling advertising and promotion, which can feel overwhelming.

Crafty adverts created by sports betting organisations are heavily prevalent on almost all streaming services including radio, podcasts and TV, there’s a barrage of signage around stadiums nation-wide – and a constant feed across all social media platforms.

Gambling advertising is now also seen across popular footy tipping platforms including the AFL website, AFL Tipping and ESPN Footy Tips making gambling more visible and accessible than ever before.

But did you know you can turn off the odds? By switching off the odds, you can reduce your exposure to sports betting adverts. See below for steps on how to do this across multiple platforms:

ESPN Footy Tips App

  1. Select ‘My Profile’
  2. Uncheck the ‘Wagering Content - I do not wish to see betting odds’ option
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Select ‘Communications & Preferences’

AFL Tipping App

  1. Select ‘More’
  2. Check ‘I do not want to see Sportsbet Advertising while on AFL Tipping’
  3. Select ‘My Account’
  4. Select ‘Your Details’


  1. Select ‘Your Account’
  2. Select ‘Hide Betting Odds’

For more information on the risks of sports betting and how to break it’s normalisation, visit: www.hereforthegame.com.au