The governing board of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) has voted to rescind the ‘NCAA Championships Policy Related to Sports Wagering’, which prohibited hosting championship competitions in any state that allows single-game sports betting.

The decision follows the board’s temporary action staged last year to suspend the policy following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports wagering.

The board also reinforced its support for federal legislative sports wagering standards. While the board stressed that an exemption of college sports in any federal or state legislation is desired, it emphasized that any proposed legislation should protect student-athlete well-being and the integrity of games.

The announcement was made simultaneously with the unveiling of an association-wide policy containing comprehensive recommendations for the prevention of catastrophic injury and death to its members