Your NCAA Pool Could Be Illegal, But You Won't Go To Jail

Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Millions of Americans will be filling out NCAA Tournament brackets this week as part of office pools and friendly contests where they pay a fee with prizes being handed out to winners, but while experts say this would violate the letter of many anti-gambling laws, the chances of prosecution are slim to none.

It has become a yearly tradition for co-workers, friends and family members to come together each March to test their luck at choosing the most accurate brackets for what is officially called the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship but more commonly referred to as the NCAA Tournament...

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