One year after suspending a policy against holding championship events in states that offer sports wagering, the NCAA Board of Governors voted Thursday to fully rescind the policy.
The NCAA has long been a staunch opponent of legalized and illegal gambling, but last year's Supreme Court decision clearing states to regulate sports gambling has sparked some changes.
The NCAA loudly opposed sports gambling for decades and strongly pushed its "Don't Bet On It" campaign in the late 1990s. The organization even pushed for sports betting lines to be removed from newspapers.
It has recently pushed for federal legislation that allows betting, but prohibits gambling on amateur athletics.
"Any proposed legislation should protect student-athlete well-being and the integrity of the games," an NCAA release states, per ESPN.
Seven states currently offer sports wagering, with Arkansas soon to follow after voters approved it in the fall.