Louisiana to Prohibit Prop Bets on College Players Beginning August 1st

Protecting College Athletes: Louisiana Bans Player Props in College Sports Betting Amid Integrity Concerns

In a bid to protect the integrity of sports betting and ensure the safety and well-being of college athletes, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) has issued an order to its licensed sports betting operators prohibiting player prop bets in college sports starting on Aug. 1. This move comes after reports of integrity issues and player harassment in recent months, prompting NCAA president Charlie Baker to urge for increased scrutiny surrounding prop bets in college athletics.

The LGCB chairman, Ronnie Johns, emphasized that the order was in the works before the NCAA’s call to action on college proposition bets. The goal of the order is to safeguard the integrity of sports betting and prevent any potential harm to college athletes.

Louisiana joins a growing number of states that have banned or restricted player prop bets on college athletes. Some states only allow prop betting on college teams located outside of their borders, while others, like North Carolina, have no restrictions on college player props. However, several other states, including New Jersey, Kansas, and Wyoming, are considering following suit and banning college player prop bets after Baker’s call to action.

Wyoming is set to discuss the ban at a meeting on May 9, following in the footsteps of other states working to address the threats posed by prop bets in college sports. While some may see this as a restriction on individual freedoms, it is essential to balance personal choice with responsible gambling practices and protecting vulnerable individuals from harm or exploitation.

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