Gambling and Ethical Conduct
Statement on Gambling
“The NCAA opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering on college sports. Sports wagering has become a serious problem that threatens the well-being of the student-athlete and the integrity of college sports.”
Who is prohibited? NCAA Bylaw 10.3 expressly prohibits student-athletes, athletic department staff members, conference office staff, and non-athletics department staff members (i.e. any staff with responsibilities over the athletics department) from engaging in sports wagering.
What happens when a student-athlete becomes involved in point shaving? A student-athlete involved in “point shaving” or sports wagering on the student-athlete’s institution shall permanently lose all remaining regular-season and post-season eligibility in all sports. (NCAA Bylaw 10.3.2(a))
What happens when a student-athlete becomes involved in sports wagering? A student-athlete involved in any sports wagering activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics through the Internet, a bookmaker, or parlay card shall be ineligible from all regular and post-season contests for a minimum of one year from the date the institution determined a violation occurred. (NCAA Bylaw 10.3.2(b))
NCAA Legislation means:
NO wagers for any items (e.g., cash, dinner) on any professional or college sports event.
NO Facebook March Madness pools.
NO sports pools, including those run by your friends.
NO Internet gambling on sports events.
NO fantasy leagues that award a prize and require a fee to participate.
NO sports wagering using “800” numbers.
NO exchange of information about your team with ANYONE who gambles. No information about injuries, new plays, team morale, discipline problems, or anything else.