So I've asked the question on the ABO's Facebook page as to why it is that the ABO is the ONLY Super Series event not televised on the BWF YouTube channel, and the answer as to why there's no coverage is......"Unfortunately, there is no live streaming at this point." No, I noticed, that's why I asked the question. At this time, the only way to watch the games if you're not there, is via betting websites, or via rips from those websites, such as on Azzam 藤本 YouTube channel. Anyway, I have a hypothesis. I'm putting this to badminton fans simply as an intellectual discussion. I'm not implying any wrongdoing WHATSOEVER, over and above neglecting badminton fans around the world by not televising it, and not being sensitive to Australian culture's move away from profiting from negative and addictive behavioral traits - specially when it comes to sport. The ABO is being held at 'The Star', which is a nice way of deflecting the the fact that it's essentially a whopping great casino. In many Asian (statistically, I'm not stereotyping) cultures, gambling is seen as much more socially acceptable, part of complex cultural notions of luck, good fortune, superstition and karma. In the West, it is culturally being viewed increasingly in a negative light (Although not without its culturally acceptable forms, such as the Melbourne Cup). Now there's no doubt that there is nothing inherently illegal about gambling. However, smoking is also not illegal and yet Djarum quite happily sponsors the Indonesian Open - something that is illegal here in Australia. Like smoking, gambling is a disease and here in Australia, it's recognised as a societal problem that preys on the poor, and exploits the vulnerable. All too regularly we hear the same story of someone leaving their kid in the car while they go to the casino, of people losing their houses and of families being torn apart. The question in my mind therefore, is this the style of sporting event we want to see here in Australia? Who benefits from the tournament, and is it in the spirit of not only Australian cultural mores but also world badminton. Does anyone have any opinions on the topic?