Universities Shouldn't Roll Dice On Sports Betting Compliance

Law360 (February 14, 2020, 4:48 PM EST) -- Legal sports betting is the latest third rail for college athletics. Therefore, college and university compliance programs must be equipped to handle how sports betting is dramatically altering the nation’s sports landscape.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, freeing states to legalize sports betting and further complicating the already tense relationship between betting and college athletics.

The NCAA and college athletics departments prohibit student-athletes and athletics department employees from betting on any NCAA-sponsored sport at any level. This prohibition on sports betting appears straightforward: If you are...

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