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NCAA OFFICE POOLS-LAW
(2007-03-12)
(wgvu) - GETTING READY TO FILL OUT YOUR NCAA
BASKETBALL BRACKETS?
IF THERE'S CASH INVOLVED, TECHNICALLY YOU'RE BREAKING THE LAW IN
MICHIGAN. AND A STATE LAWMAKER SAYS THAT'S CRIMINAL.
REPRESENTATIVE KIM MELTZER -- A REPUBLICAN FROM MACOMB COUNTY'S
CLINTON TOWNSHIP -- PLANS TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD
DECRIMINALIZE PARTICIPATION IN AN NCAA TOURNAMENT OFFICE POOL.
UNDER CURRENT MICHIGAN LAW, PLACING AS LITTLE AS $5.00 IN
A TOURNAMENT POOL COULD BE PUNISHED WITH UP TO A $1,000 DOLLAR FINE OR A YEAR IN JAIL. THE LAW IS RARELY -- IF EVER --
ENFORCED, AT LEAST FOR THE TYPICAL OFFICE POOL.
POLICE AGENCIES AND PROSECUTORS SAY THEY HAVE BIGGER THINGS TO
WORRY ABOUT THAN SMALL-STAKES POOLS BASED ON THE TOURNAMENT.

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