NCAA Gambling Regulations and GW Athletics Department Policy
The NCAA has "zero tolerance" for any gambling activities, whether by staff members of the athletics department or student-athletes. The GW Athletics Department has obligation to educate its staff members and student-athletes as to the potential for serious ramifications resulting from gambling related activities. Staff members of the athletics department and student-athletes shall not participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling (e.g., sports "pools", internet gambling, "800" numbers, etc.). This includes other methods not run through organized gambling (e.g., pools, fantasy leagues, etc.), even if the bet or value of the prize is a "friendly" wager.
Athletics Department staff and student-athletes may not become involved in the following activities:
Providing information to any individuals (including students and non-students) involved in organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletic competition. Such information might include the mental attitude of a team or certain members of a team, the physical condition of certain individuals on a team, etc.
Placing, accepting or soliciting a wager (on your own behalf or on the behalf of others) of any type with any individual or organization on any intercollegiate, amateur or professional team or contest. Examples of sports wagering include, but are not limited to, the use of a bookmaker or parlay card; Internet sports wagering; auctions in which bids are placed on teams, individuals or contests; and pools or fantasy leagues in which an entry fee is required and there is an opportunity to win a prize.
Intentionally altering the results of an athletic contest in which the student-athlete is participating in exchange for money or gifts.
Engagement in any of the above activities is a violation of both NCAA and state regulations and will result in automatic and indefinite suspension from participation in any intercollegiate athletic activity. Any knowledge of Athletics Department staff or student-athletes' involvement in any of the above activities should be reported immediately to the Athletics Director.
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If you or a friend needs help with a gambling addiction or problem please call the 24-hour confidential National Gambling Hotline at 1.800.522.7400.
The National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th St, NW, Ste 601
Washington, DC 20001
PLEASE NOTE: The scope and complexity of NCAA legislation precludes complete coverage on this website. We suggest, therefore, that you forward additional questions to the Athletics Compliance Officer or Athletic Director.