College Prop Bets Prohibited by Louisiana Gaming Control Board: Protecting the Integrity of Sports Betting and College Athletes

Starting on August 1, Louisiana will prohibit prop bets on college players.

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) has issued an order to its licensed sports betting operators, prohibiting the practice of college player prop bets starting on August 1st. The order clarifies that operators may honor any outstanding prop bets, but identifying which players are included in this notification may present challenges.

The LGCB Chairman Ronnie Johns stated in a statement that the control board had been working on the order for weeks, well ahead of the NCAA’s call for action on college proposition bets. He added that the intention behind the order is to protect the integrity of sports betting and ensure the safety and integrity of college athletes. “We feel that this order accomplishes that goal,” Johns stated.

NCAA President Charlie Baker called for more states to ban player prop bets in college sports one week ago, following reports of integrity issues and player harassment in recent months. The NCAA has been collaborating with states to address these threats, leading to bans on college prop bets in Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio, and Vermont. Other states have imposed restrictions on player prop betting, with some only allowing such bets on college teams located outside of the state.

States like New Jersey, Kansas, and Wyoming are reportedly considering banning college player prop bets after hearing Baker’s call to action. Wyoming plans to discuss the ban at a meeting on May 9th. The growing concerns over the integrity of sports betting and the safety of college athletes have prompted many states to take action and implement new regulations regarding player prop bets.

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