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Is Your Office Basketball Pool Against The Law?

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It's likely you or someone you know will fill out a bracket for the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament. If you enter that bracket in an office pool are you breaking the law?

In most March Madness pools, people predict the results of the games leading up to the Final Four and ultimately the NCAA champion. The person with the best predictions wins the pot.  

A Dallas attorney says that appears to violate Texas law and those of nearly every other state. Attorneys recommend not charging an entry fee to participate, but we don't often hear of police raiding office pools.

The University of Florida is the 4-to-1 odds favorite to win this year's tournament.



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