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1 November 2011 Rules Education Abilene Christian University

2 The Threat to Collegiate Athletics The explosive growth of gambling has caused a noticeable increase in the number of sports wagering- related cases processed by the NCAA and threatens the integrity of college sports.

3 The Threat to Collegiate Athletics Student-athletes are viewed by organized crime and organized gambling as easy marks. When student- athletes place bets with a bookie, they have jeopardized their eligibility and have broken the law. The bookie now is in control. If a student-athlete is sufficiently indebted or addicted, point shaving often is introduced as a way out.

4 The Threat to Collegiate Athletics Bookies also use students as "runners" to collect debts and parlay sheets for which the bookie pays a commission. Gamblers also pay a commission for information related to sports teams (e.g., injury reports, morale, game plans and discipline issues).

5 Facts on College Gambling FBI estimates that more than $2.5 billion is wagered illegally on March Madness 28% of Division II Male student-athletes and 7 percent of female student-athletes reported wagering on sporting events within the past year according the NCAA 2008 Research The Don’t Bet on it Web site is an NCAA instrument used to educate student-athletes, coaches, administrators and the general public about NCAA rules on sports wagering.

6 The NCAA opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering. Sports wagering has the potential to undermine the integrity of sports contests, and jeopardizes the welfare of student-athletes and the intercollegiate athletics community.

7 The NCAA's Position on Gambling For these reasons, the NCAA membership adopted NCAA Bylaw 10.3 prohibiting athletics department staff members and student-athletes from engaging in gambling activities as they relate to intercollegiate or professional sporting events. NCAA Bylaw 10.3 stipulates that 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; 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.

8 In response to this problem, the NCAA has enhanced communication lines with the FBI, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball in sharing pertinent information related to gambling and organized crime.

9 NCAA Initiatives The NCAA uses video programs to educate our member schools' student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators. The Association also is producing brochures and posters in an effort to bring the message to the schools about sports gambling. For further information regarding this NCAA program, contact the NCAA's sports wagering staff at 317/

10 Don’t Bet On It Video

11 2008 NCAA Research Recent research by the NCAA (conducted in 2008) indicates that sports wagering occurs in every division and that student-athletes in every sport are vulnerable, particularly for wagering at a social level. Male student-athletes are more likely to gamble than women, and golfers tend to be at high risk for engaging in sports wagering. The study found that 28 percent of male athletes and 6 percent of female athletes in Division II wager on sports.

12 2008 NCAA Research Self Reported Beliefs of SAs Most athletes in college violate NCAA rules regarding sports wagering. 54% of males and 39% females believe so. Sports wagering is acceptable as long as you wager on a sport other than the one in which you participate. 52% of males and 27% females believe it is acceptable. No one really gets hurt when athletes violate NCAA rules on sports wagering. 47% of males and 27% of females feel no one is hurt. I think sports wagering is harmless. 53% of males and 32% of females feel it is a harmless pastime.

13 2008 NCAA Research Self Reported Beliefs of SAs 29.1% of male student-athletes believe that coaches are aware if teammates are gambling on sports once per month or greater. 38.7% of male student-athletes believe the coach knows if teammates are gambling less than once per month while, 42.9% of female student-athletes believe the coach is aware. Student-Athletes self reported that the most effective ways to influence them not to wager on sports comes from….

14 2008 NCAA Research Self Reported Beliefs of SAs Coach Males 3.98 out of 5 (agreement scale, 3=somewhat agree, 4=agree, etc.) Females 4.08 our of 5 Own Values Males 3.68 out of 5 (agreement scale, 3=somewhat agree, 4=agree, etc.) Females 4.15 our of 5 TeammatesMales 3.68 out of 5 (agreement scale, 3=somewhat agree, 4=agree, etc.) Females 4.15 our of 5 Athletic Dept. Males 3.65 out of 5 (agreement scale, 3=somewhat agree, 4=agree, etc.) Females 3.89 our of 5

15 Gambling and Sport Wagering Talk to your teams and direct them to the Don’t bet on it website. Watch for warning signs

16 Warning Signs Calls to 800 or 900 telephone numbers Interested in point spreads Interested in little known about games Hanging out with other bettors Being for a team one day and drastically against it the next Frequently hitting up family or friends for loans Extremely defensive if talked with about gambling Lots of unpaid bills, debt and financial troubles Going to others to help bail them out of trouble

17 National Council on Problem Gambling


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