Louisiana banning collegiate prop bets for ‘safety and integrity’ of athletes

Louisiana banning collegiate prop bets for ‘safety and integrity’ of athletes

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  • David Ubben, The Athletic
April 3, 2024 3:12 PM

Louisiana is banning licensed sportsbooks in the state from offering prop bets on college athletes.

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The ban will go into effect Aug. 1, 2024, at 8 a.m. local time.

“It is the intention of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to protect the integrity of sports betting as well as the safety and integrity of college athletes,” Louisiana Gaming Control Board chairman Ronnie Johns said in a statement. “We feel that this order accomplishes that goal.”

Prop bets allow fans to bet on how many points or rebounds a basketball player might have, or yards or touchdowns a football player might have, instead of or in conjunction with a game’s outcome or spread.