Ambling and its effect on professional and college sports

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8 page paper on any approved Sports Law/Ethics issue. (page count does not include Title Page, Table of Contents, Appendices or Glossaries)

o Concisely state your issue.

o Provide a brief background on the facts and the current status of the issue.

o Provide a brief analysis on what you believe were/are the underlyingcauses of the issue.

o Briefly state what has been done (if anything) and by whom to resolvethe issue.

o Provide your recommendation as to what you believe should be done to resolve this situation.

As I enter into a smoke filled room I see a large crowd of people surrounding a table, they are dressed in their best attire. The room is being pumped full of oxygen rich air and the drinks keep coming to this craps table full of money and motivated people. This is not an uncommon scene in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the world largest places to gamble. As the dice roll across the craps table, there are games going on in arenas and stadiums across the nation. These same craps players have bets placed on the games being held in various sports venues. Gambling on sports has been around over one hundred years and has remained a relevant issue in the sporting world. Gambling is considered to be one of the major ethical issues in our nation.  86% of Americans have gambled during their lives and 60% gamble in a given year (National Council on Problem Gambling). Gambling is an issue for many collegiate and professional athletes who gamble on games while participating in their sports of choice. For instance, a national survey study utilizing a random sample of 648 males competing on NCAA Division I basketball and football teams found high rates of sports gambling activity. More than one quarter of these individuals admitted to placing bets on college sports (54). Does defining gambling as an addictive disorder explain why players continue to gamble on the games in which they play? What is the impact on professional and collegiate sports when players make the chose to gamble? How can this issue be solved?