Gambling threatens the integrity of college sports. Purdue
supports the NCAA's position opposing all forms of sports
wagering. Read the questions and answers below to find more
information on this important topic.
What is the NCAA's position
on gambling? back to
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.
What is Purdue's position on
gambling? back to top
As an NCAA Division I member, Purdue supports and enforces
all NCAA regulations, including those concerning gambling.
Therefore, Purdue opposes all forms of legal and illegal
What's wrong with gambling? back
- Illegal sports wagering involves big money and
big money attracts organized crime. Money skimmed from sports
betting schemes funds many illegal activities, including
the sale of narcotics and loan sharking.
- Wagering undermines the purpose and spirit of intercollegiate
athletics. It demeans the competition and competitors alike
by sending a message that is contrary to the purposes and
meaning of "sport." Sports competition should
be appreciated for its inherent benefits, not for the amount
of money wagered on the outcome of the competition.
What are the dangers of gambling
for student-athletes? back
Organized crime and organized gambling view student-athletes
as easy marks. If you place a bet with a bookie, you jeopardize
your eligibility and have broken the law. The bookie now
is in control. As you get farther into debt or become more
addicted to gambling, the bookie can manipulate you into
participating in more illegal and dangerous activities.
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What are the NCAA's policies about
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NCAA Bylaw 10.3 prohibits athletics department staff members
and student-athletes from engaging in gambling activities
as they relate to intercollegiate or professional sporting
Athletics staff members and student-athletes shall not
- Provide information to individuals involved in organized
gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics
- Solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team;
- Accept a bet on any team representing the institution;
- Participate in any gambling activity that involves
intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through
a bookmaker, parlay card, or any other method employed
by organized gambling.
In June 1995, the NCAA Eligibility Committee determined
that higher conditions for restoration of eligibility should
occur in cases involving gambling.