Gaming Regulators Order Sportsbooks to Take Purdue vs. LSU Off the Board
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New Jersey gaming regulators have ordered sportsbooks to take the Purdue vs. LSU Citrus Bowl off the board.
The Citrus Bowl is currently under sports betting scrutiny, according to ESPN’s David Purdum.
Purdum has reported “an individual associated with the Purdue football team” is allegedly in violation of state regulations.
New Jersey gaming regulators on Friday ordered the sportsbooks to halt betting on the Citrus Bowl between Purdue and LSU, because “an individual associated with Purdue Football team” is in violation of state regulations.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) December 30, 2022
The spread opened at LSU -6.5 and has moved all the way to LSU -14.5. The Tigers are getting a significant portion of the money and 59% of the public bets.
After former Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm left for Louisville, Jeff’s brother, Brian, was named interim head coach for the bowl game. Purdue has already announced Ryan Walters as the school’s next head football coach.
There was another addition to the coaching staff. Drew Brees was added to the staff as an interim assistant coach for the bowl game.
“I am extremely excited to work with our team over the next few weeks as we prepare for the Citrus Bowl,” Brees stated in a school press release. “I see it not only as an opportunity to coach and mentor this group of young men, but to represent all the former Purdue players that care so much about our program. This is also preparation for the future of Purdue football with new head coach Ryan Walters.”
Brees previously had a deal as an ambassador with PointsBet, the sports gaming company. PointsBet and Brees announced they ended the partnership on Dec. 23.
“While this is an exciting next step in his career, after careful review, we have decided to end our ambassador partnership agreement with Drew,” PointsBet said in a statement.
“Regulatory and legal compliance, responsible gaming practices, and the integrity of legal sports betting are top priorities for our organization and this decision will allow us to uphold that commitment.”