Throwing The Game

Why Congress isn't closing a loophole that fosters gambling on college sports--and corrupts them

Is it possible that an industry in one state can stymie legislation sought by community leaders in the other 49?

You bet.

Not only is it possible. That's the way it works in the world of campaign contributions. Gambling on college sports is a case study of how Big Money runs Washington.

Eight years ago, at the urging of worried coaches and university presidents, Congress outlawed betting on collegiate sports in every state except Nevada.

Since then, the big money at stake has become a bad influence on campus, riddling college sports with such corruption as game rigging and point...

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