North Carolina Latest Market To Push For Ban On Collegiate Player Props

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Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
NC Sports Betting

North Carolina lawmakers have joined the growing trend of states moving to ban player props on college games. Since NCAA President Charlie Baker called for the ban on collegiate player props, markets like Louisiana have already moved for the ban. NC sports betting launched in March and is already seeing a push for revision in its legislation.

North Carolina Joining The Trend Of Markets Targeting College Player Props

As reported by WRAL, State Rep. Marcia Morey plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming 2024 legislative session. This measure would update the current regulations and bar North Carolina sportsbooks from offering odds on college player props.

So far, in 2024, Ohio, Maryland, and Louisiana have already passed legislation to disallow player props on college games. NC sports betting saw a lot of success in its launch month, in no small part thanks to the options for player prop betting during March Madness. When Morey does push her legislation, it is likely to receive pushback from legislators during the session.

Some North Carolina Legislators To Support College Player Props

When the NCAA President called for a nationwide ban, notable figures in NC sports betting opposed it. State Rep. Jason Saine stated lawmakers would not consider a ban this year. State Sen. James Perry directly responded to the NCAA request opposing the idea via his personal X account.

North Carolina sportsbooks raked in $659,308,541 in wagers during March. The state collected $11,969,318.34 in tax revenue from sports betting. With the early returns being as strong as they are, lawmakers will be fighting against a sudden shift in the offerings.

The fact that the bill is set to be introduced, however, does show that the NCAA’s goal of ending player props has succeeded in starting the conversation. There is no guarantee that the bill will be a success. But, a new market in North Carolina is already seeing lawmakers raising the issue this early. This shows that the NCAA’s crusade is working. It won’t be surprising if more markets follow suit and introduce legislation.