Rules Governing Gambling

What Are the Rules Governing Gambling?

NCAA rules prohibit “sports wagering,” which includes placing, accepting, or soliciting a wager (on a staff member's or student-athlete's own behalf or on the behalf of others) of any type with any individual or organization on any intercollegiate, amateur or professional team or contest.

Examples of sports wagering include, but are not limited to, the use of a bookmaker or parlay card; Internet sports wagering; auctions in which bids are placed on teams, individuals or contests; and pools or fantasy leagues in which an entry fee is required and there is an opportunity to win a prize.

In accordance with the gambling rules, Marquette University student-athletes, coaches, and employees may 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 Marquette;

• Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any team that has tangible value; or

• 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.

While NCAA rules, strictly speaking, do not prohibit a booster from participating in sports wagering activities, please understand that your activities reflect upon Marquette athletics, its student-athletes, and the larger Marquette community. The Marquette community kindly asks for your cooperation in maintaining the integrity and credibility of the University.

For more information on the NCAA rules governing sports wagering and gambling, please visit its new website:




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