April 20, 2024 5:08 am
Louisiana to Prohibit Prop Bets on College Players Beginning August 1st

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) has prohibited its licensed sports betting operators from accepting player prop bets on college sports starting August 1. This order allows operators to honor any outstanding prop bets but they should make every effort to comply with the new rule despite potential challenges in identifying players affected.

LGCB Chairman Ronnie Johns stated that the decision was made in response to concerns about protecting the integrity of sports betting and ensuring the safety of college athletes. The NCAA had also called for increased scrutiny surrounding player props in college athletics, citing rising issues with prop bets threatening the integrity and competition of sports, leading to harassment of student and professional athletes.

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

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