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Gambling

"The NCAA opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering. Sports wagering has the potential to undermine the integrity of sports contest and jeopardizes the welfare of student-athletes and the intercollegiate athletics community. Sports wagering demeans the competition and competitors alike by a message that is contrary to the purposes and meaning of 'sport.' Sports competition should be appreciated for the inherent benefits related to participation of student-athletes, coaches, and institutions in fair contests, not the amount of money wagered on the outcome of the competition."

NCAA legislation states that staff members an institution's athletic department, non-athletics staff members who have any sort of responsibility within athletics, staff members of a conference office, 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, the internet, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling.

Brigham Young University fully supports and strives to be in compliance with NCAA regulations on gambling. Any student-athlete, coach, or staff member of BYU, who violates NCAA rules on gambling, jeopardizes their eligibility and/or employment.

For more information on the NCAA's stance on gambling, please see: http://www.ncaa.org/enforcement/sports-wagering.