Student-athletes still not allowed to participate in sports gambling

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - On Thursday, Iowa joined a list of states that legalized sports betting. All casinos in the state, except for one, will allow people to place bets.

Bay District Schools high school varsity football tickets have changed prices. (MGN Image)

However, it's a different story for college athletes. NCAA rules prevent them from placing any wager, whether it's a college or professional game.

Area coaches and athletic directors say the key is educating their student-athletes.

"It's always been an industry," said Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz. "It's always been something we've got to be cognizant of, I think, and educate our players on. So I really don't think the approach changes."