If you are involved with sport betting or interact with a bookie, you risk: Loss of NCAA eligibility;
Banishment from professional sports;
Humiliating media coverage;
Public embarrassment to you, your teammates, and your family;
Pressure by bookies and organized crime to shave points or throw games;
Expulsion from school;
Opportunity for future employment; and
Violation of local, state, and federal laws.
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: 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.
Consequences of Violating NCAA Rules A currently enrolled student-athlete being declared ineligible to participate.
The eligibility of a prospective student-athlete(s) being jeopardized.
Sanctions placed on the University and the athletic programs.