NCAA Wants Parlay Bet Ban

This week the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that they're looking to have all US states ban parlay bets on collegiate events after athletes were being harassed in relation to bets placed on events they participated in.

The attempt was announced by the NCAA's president Charlie Baker, who said that sportsbetting has caused issues with both collegiate and professional sports, causing harm to the athletes. The body is now looking to have states ban prop bets. It has previously worked with Ohio, Maryland, and Vermont to ban the bets.

In a statement, Baker said: "Sports betting issues are on the rise across the country with prop bets continuing to threaten the integrity of competition and leading to student-athletes and professional athletes getting harassed.

"This week we will be contacting officials across the country in states that still allow these bets and ask them to join Ohio, Vermont, Maryland and many others and remove college prop bets from all betting markets.

"The NCAA is drawing the line on sports betting to protect student-athletes and to protect the integrity of the game - issues across the country these last several days show there is more work to be done."

There are currently 38 states in the United States that offer sportsbetting in some form. We've previously covered other states banning parlays on collegiate events and will continue to do so as more states jump on-board.

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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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