. Unfortunately, the NCAA remains the biggest bully on the block when it comes to keeping sports betting on the sideline.
"We are not asking that the NCAA change its prohibition on sports wagering for student-athletes, coaches, or administrators," wrote U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Catherine Cortez Masto, a Nevada Democrat whose state allows sports betting.
"However, we are requesting that the NCAA board of directors re-evaluate its position on sports wagering and site selection for championship play."
"College sports fans largely ignore the prohibition, and instead they bet using offshore and illegal sports books," the senators wrote. "Far from preventing sports wagering, a prohibition on sports betting simply encourages people to wager through high-risk and unregulated means."