National Collegiate Athletics Association Looking to Explore the Expansion of US Sports Betting
The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) announced their new committee is looking to explore the legalized sports betting market in the USA. The sports betting landscape will be evaluated and examined by the Board of Governors Ad Hoc Committee on Sports Wagering. The impact, if any, will be looked at with the NCAA rules, player availability reporting and more. A Sports Wagering and Well-Being Summit is also on the roster for some time in March. This event will be held by the NCAA Sport Science Institute.
G.P. Peterson, Chair of the NCAA’s Board of Governors and President of Georgia Tech said,
“The NCAA and its members continue to take a thoughtful approach to the issue of sports wagering. The core values of protecting student-athlete well-being and the integrity of competition are at the heart of these efforts. We must continue to evolve and adapt our approach as the landscape continues to change and sports wagering expands in the United States.”
Vice Chair of the Board and Henderson State President, Glen Jones added,
“Protecting our student-athletes through education related to gambling prevention is an important aspect of our efforts. As the prevalence of legalized sports wagering continues to expand, we are focused on our responsibility as educators and administrators to equip student-athletes with the information and tools they need to understand the expanding sports wagering environment.”