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Title: College and Amateur Sports Gambling: Gambling Away Our Youth?
Author(s): Kindt, John Warren
Subject(s): Gambling Sports Universities Colleges Students Legislation
Abstract: In 1998, United States Senator Bill Bradley, a former NBA great, exemplified the prevailing Congressional sentiment regarding sports betting: ... I am not prepared to risk the values that sports instill in youth just to add a few more dollars to state coffers ... . State-sanctioned sports betting conveys the message that sports are more about money than personal achievement and sportsmanship ... . Sports betting threatens the integrity of and public confidence in professional and amateur team sports, converting sports from wholesome athletic entertainment into a vehicle for gambling ... . Sports gambling raises people's suspicions about point-shaving and game-fixing. ... Third, the Commission found that sports wagering had significant social costs. ... Legalized sports gambling does not accomplish any of these goals. ... College sports wagering, therefore, generated only $ 7.92 million in tax revenue. ... B. The History of Legalized Sports Gambling ... C. The History of Illegal Sports Gambling Over the Internet ... F. The Link Between Sports Betting and Organized Crime ... A. A Ban on College and Amateur Sports Gambling ... B. NCAA Response to College Sports Gambling ... " In 1999, college sports wagering only generated $ 7.92 million in tax revenue.
Issue Date: 2002-01
Publisher: Villanova University
Citation Info: John W. Kindt & Thomas Asmar, College and Amateur Sports Gambling: Gambling Away Our Youth?, 8 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 221-252 (2002)
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/16274
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Rights Information: Copyright (c) 2002 Villanova University
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-05-20
 

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