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R&A asks players to sign no-gambling waiver at British Open

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Players at this week's British Open are being required by R&A officials to sign a no-gambling waiver stating they will not place bets on the tournament, according to a report from ESPN's Bob Harig and Michael Collins. Sports gambling is legal in the United Kingdom.

One player representative, who did not want his name revealed, said: "There's probably ... at least 30 guys in violation [of the no-bet waiver] already, and that number will be bigger by Thursday."

The PGA Tour and European Tour have rules that ban players from gambling on tournaments, but that traditionally didn't stop golfers from doing it at the British Open. Caddies were not required to sign a waiver.

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