Sept. 6, 2004
GAMBLING AND INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS -- WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
WARNING! GAMBLING & INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS DO NOT MIX!
-- You may not knowingly provide information to individuals involved in any type of organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics competition.
-- You may not solicit a bet on any intercollegiate or professional team.
-- You may not accept a bet on any team representing Bucknell University or participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate or professional athletics through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling.
-- Gambling activities can be a violation of federal law and can result in a fine and/or imprisonment.
-- It is a Federal offense to influence or attempt to influence, in any way, a sporting contest by bribery. This statute covers not only the outright ¡§throwing¡¨ of contests, but also ¡§point shaving¡¨ and applies not only to the maker of the bribe, but also to the recipient of the bribe.
-- It is a Federal offense to make use of interstate facilities, including the telephone, mail or internet, for the placing of illegal bets.
-- A violation of these federal laws may result in a fine up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment up to five years.