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NCAA president aiming to ban all college prop bets

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NCAA president Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that the organization is aiming to ban all college prop betting markets available on North American sportsbooks.

Baker's statement comes two days after it was reported that Raptors forward Jontay Porter is facing an NBA probe over irregularities related to his prop bet markets.

"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," Baker said.

"The NCAA has been working with states to deal with these threats and many are responding by banning college prop bets."

Prop bets are wagers placed on an individual player's performance, such as their point total or how many rebounds they'll record.

Michigan, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ontario are among those jurisdictions that allow college prop wagering with no limitations.

Some jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, never allowed wagering on college player props when sports betting became legal in each state. Others, such as Arizona, Colorado, and Indiana, already have some restrictions on college props, but it is not completely illegal.

"The NCAA is drawing the line on sports betting," Baker said.

He added: "Issues across the country these last several days show there is more work to be done."

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