NCAA Plans to Study Possible Affects of Legalized Gambling

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA plans to study how the expansion of legalized betting could affect college athletics and member schools.

The NCAA announced Thursday it will create a working group of “subject matter experts” to assess areas such as officiating, NCAA rules, federal and state laws, and the use of integrity services. NCAA leadership has already called for federal regulation on sports betting. NCAA rules prohibit sports wagering by athletes and athletic department employees.

A recent Supreme Court ruling opened the door for states to have legal wagering on sporting events.

The NCAA Board of Governors has already suspended the association’s ban on holding championships in states with legalized sports betting.

NCAA chief legal counsel Don Remy said in a statement the association must expand efforts to protect the integrity of competition.

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