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New Rule Bans Player Prop Bets in College Sports: Protecting the Safety and Integrity of Athletes

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Louisiana to Prohibit Prop Bets on College Players Beginning August 1st

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) has issued a new rule to its licensed sports betting operators, prohibiting player prop bets in college sports starting on Aug. 1. Despite potential challenges in identifying players affected by the new rule, LGCB chairman Ronnie Johns emphasized that the order was necessary to protect the integrity of sports betting and ensure the safety and integrity of college athletes.

The order from the LGCB comes after reports of integrity issues and player harassment in recent months, prompting NCAA president Charlie Baker to urge for increased scrutiny surrounding player props in college athletics. Baker highlighted the growing concerns with prop bets threatening the integrity and competition of sports, leading to harassment of student and professional athletes.

Several states have already banned prop bets on college athletes, including Maryland, Ohio, and Vermont. While some states only allow player prop betting on college teams located outside of their state, others have no restrictions on college player props. However, some states are considering banning college player prop bets following Baker’s call to action. Wyoming is set to discuss the ban at a meeting on May 9, following the lead of other states working to address the threats posed by prop bets in college sports.

By Samantha Jones

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