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:
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.
College Sports Betting - Official NCAA Position
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
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.