College Football & Basketball Player Prop Rules by State: Where Are They Allowed?

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U.S. sportsbooks have been posting more and more college basketball and college football player props where they're allowed, but the number of states where props can be offered is starting to dwindle.

Different states have different rules about college sports betting in general. New Jersey does not allow betting on in-state teams or college events hosted in the state, but does allow props. Oregon does not allow any college sports betting at all, including spreads and totals. Connecticut allows futures on in-state colleges, but not individual games.

Several states, including Louisiana, Maryland and Ohio, outlawed college player props in 2024. That's in part a response to several college betting scandals over the last few years and the NCAA's push to ban college props in all states. Some people argue that outlawing props would just continue pushing bettors to illegal, offshore books, but most offshore books don't offer the extensive menu of props that legal U.S. books do because they're hard to price.

If there's no traditional prop betting in your state, PrizePicks is a great alternative. It's a DFS site in which you make selections on player stats, college included, and put them together for increased payouts. It's available in more than 30 states, including Georgia, California and Texas.

Here's how each state handles college player props:

StateRule
ArizonaNo Props
ColoradoNo Props
ConnecticutNo Props on CT Teams
IllinoisNo Props for IL Teams
IndianaPre-Game Props Only
IowaNo Props for IA Teams
KansasProps Allowed
LouisianaNo Props
MarylandNo Props
MassachusettsNo Props
MichiganProps Allowed
New JerseyNo Props for NJ Teams
OhioNo Props
OregonNo Props
New HampshireNo Props for NH Teams
New YorkNo Props
North CarolinaProps Allowed
PennsylvaniaNo Props
Rhode IslandNo Props for RI Teams
TennesseeNo Props
VermontNo Props
VirginiaNo Props
Washington D.C.Props Allowed
West VirginiaNo Props
WyomingProps Allowed

College Sports Prop Rules by State

Arizona

No player props at all.

Colorado

No player props at all.

Connecticut

No props for in-state teams.

Connecticut has some weird rules involving in-state teams in general. Betting on futures is allowed during tournaments for in-state teams, but betting on individual games involving in-state teams is not. That means betting on UConn to win the NCAA Tournament is allowed, but betting their first-round game against Stetson was not.

Illinois

No player props for in-state teams.

Indiana

Player props are allowed, but no live player props.

Iowa

No player props at all.

Louisiana

Player props were banned on April 3, 2024.

Maryland

Player props are no longer allowed, as of March 1, 2024.

Michigan

Player props are allowed.

New Jersey

No player props for in-state teams.

New Hampshire

No player props for in-state teams.

New York

No player props at all.

Oregon

No college sports betting at all.

Ohio

Ohio player props are no longer allowed, as of March 2024. The Ohio Casino Control Commission granted a request by the NCAA to prohibit wagering on prop bets involving collegiate athletes.

North Carolina

Player props are allowed.

Pennsylvania

No player props at all.

Rhode Island

No player props for in-state teams.

Tennessee

No player props at all.

Vermont

No player props at all.

Virginia

No player props at all.

West Virginia

No player props at all.

Wyoming

Player props are allowed.

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