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NCAA to Use Technology Services to Monitor Sports Wagering

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NCAA Press Release |

As part of its ongoing efforts to protect the integrity of competitions, the NCAA national office is working with service providers to enhance how it monitors sports wagering in the global betting market. The move comes as legalized gambling expands in the United States after a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for states to allow sports wagering.

The NCAA will continue to have monitoring and detection solutions in place during the 2018-19 season and will be provided alerts if suspicious sports wagering activities involving NCAA competitions are identified. As it has in the past, when warranted, the national office will notify member schools, conferences, regulatory agencies and law enforcement about suspect activity.

The enhanced monitoring of the global sports wagering market is the latest action by the national office as the membership adapts to increased legalized sports wagering. National office staff will continually assess the impact of sports wagering on the collegiate environment.

On Aug. 7, the NCAA Board of Governors issued a resolution reinforcing the Association’s commitment to student-athlete well-being and protecting the integrity of college athletics from the influences of sports wagering. The board also instructed the three NCAA divisions to examine both current and possible future legislation related to sports wagering activities.

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