Compliance: Gambling


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The NCAA has established strict guidelines and sanctions concerning involvement in gambling activities for student-athletes.  Not only are these activities against NCAA rules and regulations, but there are also state and federal laws which prohibit gambling or accepting of bribes.  Gambling is a serious problem and can have tragic consequences for a student-athlete who may be tempted to engage in such activities. Gambling also poses a significant threat to the integrity of intercollegiate athletics.  It is your responsibility to maintain a clear understanding of what constitutes gambling and bribery activities and recognize that participation in these activities will result in severe disciplinary action by CMU and the NCAA, as well as local, state, and/or federal prosecution of the involved individual(s).
Student-athletes are required to report any offers of gifts, money, or favors in exchange for supplying team information or for attempting to alter the outcome of any contest to their coach or the Director of Compliance.  Student-athletes should also communicate with their coach or other department personnel (i.e., Sports Information Office) when questions concerning appropriate release of team information occur.

NCAA Bylaw 10.3 states that student-athletes and staff members of the athletic department shall not knowingly:

1. Provide information to individuals involved in or associated with organized gambling
    activities concerning intercollegiate athletics competition;
2. Solicit a bet on any intercollegiate or professional team (e.g., fantasy leagues, super   
    bowl squares, online sports betting, NCAA Tournament bracket pools);
3. Accept a bet on any team representing the institution;
4. Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (e.g., shoes,
    meals, clothes) that has tangible value.
5. 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.
Penalties associated with gambling activities:
1. Student-athlete’s involvement in activities designed to influence outcomes or win/loss
    margins shall result in permanent loss of all eligibility.
2. Student-athlete’s involvement in accepting or soliciting bets on their own institution
    shall result in permanent loss of all eligibility.
3. Student-athlete’s involvement in any other type of sport wagering (e.g., fantasy leagues, NCAA tournament brackets) will result in loss of eligibility.
4. Online sports betting is illegal in the U.S. and you may be punished under federal law!
*** All gambling/gaming activities are prohibited during a prospect’s visit to campus.  As a result, student-athletes are prohibited from transporting prospective student-athletes to the Soaring Eagle Casino to participate in gambling/gaming activities.

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