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March 13, 2012

Great Sports Wagering reminder from the Daily Compliance Item!

Daily Compliance Item

With this week commencing NCAA postseason basketball tournaments, all institutional/conference staff members (including full-time, part-time, and student workers) are reminded that it is not permissible to engage in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through the Internet, a bookmaker, a parlay card, or any other method employed by organized gambling. 
 
This prohibition also includes participation in NCAA/NIT Tournament Bracket sheets in which an entry fee is required and money or any item of tangible value may be won.  Previous NCAA major infractions cases involving staff members’ participation in organized gambling activities have resulted in a number of institutional corrective actions, including termination of employment. 
 
For more information concerning sports wagering, please visit the NCAA’s interactive sports wagering website at http://www.dontbetonit.org.
 
NCAA Bylaw 10.02.1 Sports Wagering

Sports wagering includes placing, accepting or soliciting a wager (on a staff member’s or student-athlete’s own behalf or on…

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