Golden Grizzlies Compliance

Recreation and Athletics Center, Room 201
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2587

Gambling/Sports Wagering

NCAA Bylaw 10.3 mandates that the following individuals shall not knowingly participate in sports wagering activities or provide information to individuals involved with any type of sports wagering activities that involve college, amateur, or professional sports:
  • Oakland University Athletics Department Staff;
  • Oakland University Nonathletics Staff with responsibilities pertaining to the Athletics Department (e.g. President, Faculty Athletics Representative, Legal Counsel);
  • Horizon League Staff; and
  • Oakland University Student-Athletes.
The individuals above are PROHIBITED from gambling or wagering on any sport in which the NCAA sponsors a championship, in bowl subdivision football, and in emerging sports for women. This means that staff are NOT allowed to participate in any pools or fantasy leagues in which an entry fee is required and there is the opportunity to win a prize or money.

The NCAA definition of "sports wagering" is below:
"Sports wagering includes placing, accepting or soliciting a wager (on a staff member's or student-athlete's own behalf or on the behalf of others) of any type with any individual or organization on any intercollegiate, amateur or professional team or contest. Examples of sports wagering include, but are not limited to, the use of a bookmaker or parlay card; Internet sports wagering; auctions in which bids are placed on teams, individuals or contests; and pools or fantasy leagues in which an entry fee is required and there is an opportunity to win a prize." [NCAA Bylaw 10.02.1]

and a "wager" is defined as:
"any agreement in which an individual or entity agrees to give up an item of value (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) in exchange for the possibility of gaining another item of value." [NCAA Bylaw 10.02.2]

Please utilize this information and the resources below when considering sports wagering. If you have any additional questions or concerns please contact the Athletics Compliance Office.

Sports Wagering Links