Gambling Policy

Gambling Policy

Residence hall student government associations and floor government boards may not organize games of skill or chance where money changes hands. Hall government associations or floor government boards organizing pools, drawings, or raffles can only do so when money is not involved. All fundraisers must be approved by Residence Education programs staff. The practice of illegal gambling among residents has a disruptive effect upon the residence hall environment, and residents are expected to observe state laws governing games of skill or chance are subject to discipline under the residence hall disciplinary policy. The Code of Iowa (Section 99B) regulates games between individuals for cash or credit, betting pools, raffles, and electrical amusement devices, and strictly prohibits bookmaking. In the event a resident is found to be violating state gambling laws in the residence halls, criminal charges may be filed against the resident by the appropriate law enforcement agency, as well as disciplinary action taken under the residence hall disciplinary procedure or the University of Iowa Code of Student Life. In addition, residents who violate other conduct regulations (theft or assault, for example) as a result of engaging in games of skill or chance will be subject to disciplinary action on the basis of their offenses. Residents of legal gambling age are eligible to participate in games of skill or chance conducted at licensed gaming locations off-campus.

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