By now everyone has heard that Michael Jordan’s sons, Marcus and Jeffrey, burned through over $50,000 in Las Vegas last weekend.
If the two University of Central Florida guards do have gambling problems, at least they have access to the piles of money their father has made over the years.
What about other college athletes? How often do they gamble and how much are they wagering?
In 2004, the NCAA released the results of their 2003 National Study on Collegiate Sports Wagering and Associated Behaviors.
This study was the organization's first comprehensive examination of the gambling tendencies of the student-athletes it oversees.
Over 21,000 male and female athletes completed the anonymous survey providing details into their gambling behaviors.
Athletes from approximately 60 percent of the over 1,000 NCAA institutions responded to the questionnaire.
A similar study was performed in 2008, partly to determine if the NCAA's steps to educate players on gambling were helping to reduce the prevalence among student athletes.
The 2008 study included additional questions focused on finding out where student athletes get money for gambling and also the amounts being wagered.
Results from these two studies will now be presented in the following slides and will provide some answers to the following questions:
How many NCAA athletes gamble and how often?
What do NCAA athletes wager on?
How much money do NCAA athletes wager?
Where do these amateur athletes get their gambling money?
How many NCAA athletes wager on professional sports?
How many NCAA athletes wager on NCAA sports?
How many NCAA athletes are contacted by outside sources for inside information on games they will participate in?
How many NCAA athletes have been asked to influence the outcome of games by outside influences?
Which NCAA sports have the most gamblers?