LSU College Football

  • Prop bets on individual college athletes are now banned in Louisiana at domestic sportsbooks per the request of NCAA President Charlie Baker.
  • The NCAA publicly stated they want to remove all college prop betting to protect the athletes and integrity of the game.
  • Internationally-licensed sportsbooks like Bovada accept Louisiana residents and offer college prop betting.

BATON ROUGE, La.Louisiana issued a ban on college prop betting in the state effective Aug. 1. The Pelican State is the first to ban college player prop bets since NCAA President Charlie Baker said they want to end legal sports betting on college athletes’ individual performances.

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board issued the ban on Monday, with the order going into effect on Aug. 1. College player props will no longer be permitted options for sports betting in Louisiana since they are based on an individual’s performance and statistical result.

“Our staff began to work on this weeks ago, well ahead of the NCAA’s call for action on college proposition bets,” said Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns. “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. We feel that this order accomplishes that goal.”

Louisiana Went To Work Before NCAA Statement

One key takeaway from Johns’ statement is that the Louisiana Gaming Control Board were discussing a ban on college prop betting prior to the NCAA’s call to action on March 27. States like Maryland and Ohio banned college prop betting in their respective states within a week of each other back in March, starting a domino effect across the nation.

The ban doesn’t impact NCAA basketball odds for betting on teams in Louisiana, like betting on the LSU Tigers women’s basketball team to win the National Championship. College prop betting just includes bets on individual player performances rather than team outcomes.

The same goes for college football betting on Tulane Green Wave football games or any other Louisiana college team. Of course, internationally-licensed sportsbooks like Bovada will continue to legally offer college prop betting in Louisiana.

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