NCAA has lifted the ban and has revised its policy concerning hosting of tournaments and sports events in states that have legalized sports betting.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was at the forefront of the campaign against the legalization of sports betting and particularly allowing sports betting on college-level games.
The association had also contested in the US Supreme Court against the apex court’s decision to allow states to legalize sports betting.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision eight US states have so far legalized sports betting and more are in the process to join the league.
However, NCAA remained firm on its stand and had previously announced a ban on hosting its sports tournaments in US states that have legalized sports betting.
However, in a recent statement issued on Friday, the association has said that they are revoking their earlier decision and that with several states legalizing sports betting it’s not practically possible to keep them out.
Also, in March NCAA’s women’s basketball tournament was hosted by Mississippi – the state has now legalized sports betting.
NCCA had also said that they are seeking to ban players from participating in any form of sports betting. The association has said that allowing players to bet on college-level tournaments will trigger corruption and malpractices in sports.
The NCAA also cleared its stand and said that despite the ban lifting it is seeking a ban on betting on college-level tournaments.