William Hill Sportsbook

  • William Hill Sportsbook is under investigation by the Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) after accepting prop bets on players for March Madness.
  • Collegiate athlete prop bets are banned in Tennessee from action.
  • The mobile sports betting platform only just made its debut in the Volunteer State on March 11.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – William Hill Sportsbook is under investigation by the Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) after posting college prop bets for March Madness where one wager has been reported to have taken place as of Tuesday.

Prop bets on individual college athletes are banned by Tennessee sports betting law.

Considering that every state has its own rules and regulations for sports wagering and William Hill has sportsbooks in many of them, this could have been a minor error on the part of the operator as other industries in the nation allow this type of betting.

William Hill is new to the Tennessee sportsbook market, having launched on March 11, which could be another reason why the mistake was made. Operators have to keep track of the laws on a state-to-state basis for what is and isn’t allowed for each industry.

There were quite a few prop bets placed on the players for March Madness games but the evidence came down to a screenshot of one bet that is now in question.

What’s In A Bet?

The over/under was taken on Isaiah Mobley of the USC Trojans for a $20 bet with 11.5 points at -115 for the USC Trojans vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs matchup on Tuesday. A payout would have amounted to $37.39.

This is the screenshot that the TEL has in their possession. As soon as the mistake was known, William Hill took down all collegiate player prop bets from their Tennessee mobile sportsbook platform and any of these types of wager that were played were voided from action.

The Tennessee Education Lottery is now investigating the actions of William Hill to deal with the situation properly. All violations by operators are dealt with on an individual basis but there are protocols in place that are currently in motion for the issue.

There is no telling what the TEL will hand down as punishment for William Hill’s mishap but it could be as little as a warning because they are new to the state’s regulated sports betting industry and immediately rectified the problem as soon as they were made aware of it.

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