Stop Sydney Opera House being used for betting

Stop Sydney Opera House being used for betting


norman lebrecht

October 08, 2018

Almost 200,000 people have signed an online petition to stop the facade of the most famous building in the southern hemisphere falling into the hands of powerful online betting firms.

Sign here if you agree.

photo: Racing NSW

UPDATE: From Leo Schofield:

I have just heard Gladys Berejiklian (premier of NSW) on ABC Radio in shrill defence of the indefensible. She claimed there had been many promotions on the sails of the Opera House, Bullshit. I sat on the Board of Trustees of the Opera House for nigh on a decade and we NEVER sanctioned COMMERCIAL advertising. There were occasions when art-based projects were permitted but under the strictest creative control and relevant to events in the House or to occasions of national celebration…


  • RW2013 says:

    No statement von Terrorpini?

  • Sue says:

    Beat up. Move on. As the song said, “don’t look Ethel”.

    • V.Lind says:

      Don’t be DISGUSTING.

      • Sue says:

        Stop being a SNOWFLAKE. There are other people in this world apart from you, my prrrecious.

        • Gordon Freeman says:

          Sue’s identity finally revealed – Gollum.

          John Cleese on the current usage of “snowflake”: “Yes I’ve heard this word. Sociopaths use it to discredit the notion of empathy.”

          And now Sue you make a subjective criticism of John Cleese in retaliation… or do the “he isn’t worth it” or “I’m not bothered” thing… yawn…

          Who knew Gollum was a sociopath…

  • Nick Reaburn says:

    It’s becoming quite an issue in Australia – justifiably so.