Are you involved in sport betting?
Do you interact with a bookie? If so, you risk:
Public embarrassment to you, your teammates, and your family
Pressure by bookies & organized crime to shave points or throw games
Expulsion from school
Opportunity for future employment
Violation of local, state & federal laws
- Loss of NCAA eligibility
- Banishment from professional sports
- Humiliating media coverage
Important NCAA Legislation Regarding Gambling
NCAA Bylaw 10.3 Gambling Activities
Staff members of the athletics department of a member institution and student-athletes shall not knowingly:
The following sanctions for violations of Bylaw 10.3 shall apply as follows:
- Provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics competition;
- Solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team;
- Accept a bet on any team representing the institution;
- Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (e.g. cash, shirt, dinner) that has tangible value; or
- Participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card, or any other method employed by organized gambling.
- A student-athlete who engages in activities designed to influence the outcome of an intercollegiate contest or in an effort to affect win-loss margins (i.e., "point shaving") or who solicits or accepts a bet or participates in any gambling activity through a bookmaker, a parley card or any other method employed by organized gambling that involves wagering on the student-athlete's institution shall permanently lose all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports.
- A student-athlete who solicits or accepts a bet or participates in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling, shall be ineligible for all regular-season and postseason competition for a minimum of a period of one year from the date of the institution's determination that a violation has occurred and shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition. If the student-athlete is determined to have been involved in a subsequent violation of any portion of Bylaw 10.3, the student-athlete shall permanently lost all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports.