Dean of Students Office

Gambling & Sports Wagering Information

Sports Betting Legalized in Ohio

As of January 1st, 2023, sports betting has been legalized in Ohio. This allows participants who are at least 21 years of age and physically present in Ohio to place bets and wagers on any professional, collegiate or Olympic sport or athletic event both in-person and online. This now leaves Xavier students much more susceptible to problematic gambling.

Xavier Student Handbook on Sport Gambling


Xavier’s Policy Prohibiting any Participation in Sports Wagering prohibits all students, faculty, and staff, as well as contractors, employees of contractors, and volunteers who provide any services to the Xavier University Department of Athletics, Xavier University’s intercollegiate athletic teams, and/or student athletes from participating in any sort of sports wagering, even if permitted by law - GAMBLING

No student or student organization shall engage in any form of gambling, which includes Sports. Students and student organizations should consult with the Associate Provost for Student Affairs, or designee prior to organizing or conducting fundraisers or other events that may simulate gambling (including, but not limited to, raffles, bingo, or casino nights). Any student or organization believed to have engaged in prohibited or illegal gambling activities may be subject to the Xavier's Student Conduct Process, and/or legal action under state or federal law.


Have Gambling Concerns? Questions to Ask Yourself:

  • Is gambling distracting me from my schoolwork and assignments?
  • Is gambling keeping me from joining other activities and clubs?
  • Is gambling distancing me from people at school and home?
  • Is gambling keeping me up at night?
  • Self-Assesment Tool

Signs and Symptoms of Problematic Gambling:

  • Being preoccupied with gambling, such as constantly planning gambling activities and how to obtain more gambling money.
  • Needing to gamble with increasing amounts of money to get the same thrill.
  • Trying to control, cut back or stop gambling, without success.
  • Feeling restless or irritable when you try to cut down on gambling.
  • Gambling to escape problems or relieve feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety or depression.
  • Trying to get back lost money by gambling more (chasing losses).
  • Lying to family members or loved ones to hide the extent of your gambling.
  • Risking or losing an important relationship, job, or school opportunities because of gambling.
  • Asking others to bail you out of financial trouble because you gambled money away.

Online Tools for College Students:

For On-Campus resources, please contact Counseling Services at (513)-745-3022, option 2. For emergency situations, please contact XUPD at (513)-745-1000, who will put you in touch immediately with the 24/7 on-call therapist.