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AFL urged to take death threats seriously

The AFL has been warned it must be accountable for the death threats to players from angry punters as it hauls in tens of millions of dollars a year from sports betting companies.

The AFL receives a slice of every bet made on football matches and also secures $10 million a year from an official partnership with betting company Sportsbet.

Players have this week revealed a torrent of frightening threats because of punters losing bets when they failed to kick a goal or have a set amount of possessions.

Alliance for Gambling Reform spokesman Tim Costello said the AFL’s love affair with bulging bookmaker profits had created a “dangerous social situation”.

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