NEWS BRIEFS: National Teleconference Scheduled on Sports Betting and Intercollegiate Athletics

Sponsored by The Drake Group, to be held on May 18, 2p Eastern: “Desperate for cash, college athletic departments are embracing sports betting. Many colleges have entered partnerships with sportsbook companies, and some schools receive a payout whenever a student opens an account with the sportsbook. The threat to college life is at least threefold: (1) the integrity of the competition may be undermined; (2) by most estimates, there will be tens of thousands of addictive gamblers in college dormitories; and (3) some college players may be subjected to violence if their team does not perform as expected. What are the dimensions of these threats, and how will they impact intercollegiate athletics?” Register here.

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