Louisiana suspends NCAA player prop bets


One week after NCAA president Charlie Baker called for more states to ban player prop bets in college sports, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) has issued an order to its licensed sports betting operators prohibiting the practice starting Aug. 1.

The order clarifies that operators may honor any outstanding prop bets. While “identifying players included in this notification may present challenges,” the operators should make every effort to comply with the new rule, the order said.

LGCB chairman Ronnie Johns said in a statement that the control board began working on the order “weeks ago, well ahead of the NCAA’s call for action on college proposition bets.”

“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,” Johns said. “We feel that this order accomplishes that goal.”