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Cheating the SpreadGamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball$
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Albert J. Figone

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037283

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001

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A Continuing Nightmare

A Continuing Nightmare

Gambling and Fixing in College Football, 1990–2010

(p.137) Nine A Continuing Nightmare
Cheating the Spread

Albert J. Figone

University of Illinois Press

This chapter examines the recent trends in gambling and fixing in college football. Despite the passing of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (also known as the Bradley Act) in 1992, betting on sports has become a more serious problem than drug or alcohol abuse in educational institutions from elementary schools to college campuses. Included in this alarming trend are bookmaking operations run by between one and fifty students on college campuses. And because gambling has become so widespread in the country, most people do not take seriously the legal ban on sports betting. However, the chapter shows that, despite the decline in major gambling scandals in recent years, game rigging and other illegal gambling ventures still occur, echoing the patterns of previous decades.

Keywords:   college football, football scandals, Bradley Act, sports betting, sports bribery, college student gamblers, gambling, legal bans

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