Ohio Bans NCAA Player Prop Bets

This week the Ohio Casino Control Commission announced that they've banned NCAA player prop bets, meaning that gamblers can no longer bet on players to have specific outcomes during games.

The move came after the NCAA requested the change, and the request was endorsed by Ohio's governor. The ban will come into place on March 1st, and makes the Buckeye State the 25th to ban player prop bets on the collegiate level. Ohio launched legalized sportsbetting in January of 2023 and has already altered rules a few times to adjust the regulations of the market.

The request was made to help prevent match-fixing as well as harassment for the athletes, which aren't considered to be professionals.

In a statement regarding the change, Governor Mike DeWine said, "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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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.


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