Casino Control Commission bans player-specific prop bets in Ohio after NCAA request



The Ohio Casino Control Commission made the decision Friday to limit the type of bets that can be placed on college athletes.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission made the decision Friday to limit the type of bets that can be placed on college athletes.

Earlier this month, the National Collegiate Athletic Association made a request to prohibit player-specific proposition bets on intercollegiate athletics competitions.

On Friday, that request was granted by Ohio betting regulators. Starting March 1, sports bettors will not be able to place prop bets on individual athletes during Ohio sporting events.

Part of the NCAA's argument in making the request highlighted a significant increase in student-athletes being harassed by bettors.

Sports betting companies will have until March 1 to restrict wagers.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine applauded the changes on Friday, saying, “The Ohio Casino Control Commission took quick action to protect student-athletes from unnecessary and potentially harmful threats. Amending rules to focus bets on the team and away from individual athletes will improve the marketplace in Ohio and properly focus betting attention on the teams and away from individual student-athletes."

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