Gambling Policy

Students are expected to abide by the federal laws and the laws of the State of Iowa prohibiting illegal gambling, including online gaming. Gambling for money or other things of value on campus or at college-sponsored activities is prohibited except as permitted by law.

Such prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to, betting on, wagering on, or selling pools on any college athletic event; possessing on one’s person or premises (e.g., room, residence unit, car) any card, book or other device for registering bets; knowingly permitting the use of one’s premises or one’s telephone or other electronic communications device for illegal gambling; knowingly receiving or delivering a letter, package or parcel related to illegal gambling; offering, soliciting or accepting a bribe to influence the outcome of an athletic event; and, involvement in bookmaking or wagering pools with respect to sporting events. 

State of Iowa Statutes on Gambling (Gaming or Betting):

A person shall not do any of the following:

  • Participate in a game for any sum of money or other property of any value.
  • Make any bet.
  • For a fee, directly or indirectly, give or accept anything of value to be wagered or to be transmitted or delivered for a wager to be places within or without the state of Iowa.
  • Engage in bookmaking.