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By now everyone has heard that Michael Jordan’s sons, Marcus and Jeffrey, burned through over $50,000 in Las Vegas last weekend. 

If the two University of Central Florida guards do have gambling problems, at least they have access to the piles of money their father has made over the years. 

What about other college athletes?  How often do they gamble and how much are they wagering?

In 2004, the NCAA released the results of their 2003 National Study on Collegiate Sports Wagering and Associated Behaviors.

This study was the organization's first comprehensive examination of the gambling tendencies of the student-athletes it oversees.  

Over 21,000 male and female athletes completed the anonymous survey providing details into their gambling behaviors.  

Athletes from approximately 60 percent of the over 1,000 NCAA institutions responded to the questionnaire. 

A similar study was performed in 2008, partly to determine if the NCAA's steps to educate players on gambling were helping to reduce the prevalence among student athletes.

The 2008 study included additional questions focused on finding out where...

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