Gambling and Bookmaking
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has specific rules prohibiting student-athletes, athletics department staff members, non athletic department administrators who oversee intercollegiate athletics and conference office staff from engaging in any type of sports wagering (Bylaw 10.3).
10.3.2 (b) specifically states that “a student-athlete who participates in any sports wagering activity, through the internet, a bookmaker or a parlay card shall be ineligible for all regular season and postseason competition for a minimum of one year from the date of the institution’s determination that a violation has occurred and shall be charged with a minimum of one season of eligibility. If the student is later determined to have been involved in a later violation of any portion of bylaw 10.3, the student-athlete shall permanently lose all remaining eligibility in all sports.”
Illegal gambling is also prohibited by the Juniata College Student Code Conduct. Students and coaches are expected to be familiar with federal and state laws regarding illegal gambling (www.gambling-law-us.com).
Gambling among college students is a serious concern and has the potential of becoming a progressive behavioral disorder and an overwhelming addiction. For further information, consider the following resources:
- Counseling Services ext. 3353
- Public Safety ext. 3163 – Emergency line ext. 3636
- Dean of Students Office ext. 3150
- National Council on Gaming Problems 1-800-522-4700
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