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NBA Investigates Betting Scandal Involving Player Porter: Can Sportsbooks Keep Up With The Demand?

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
The NBA Faces a New Betting Scandal

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is currently investigating a potential betting scandal involving one of its players, Raptors forward Jontay Porter. ESPN.com reports that the league is looking into prop bets involving Porter from games played on January 26 and March 20. During these games, there were multiple instances of betting irregularities, with the under hitting in each category for Porter’s points, rebounds, assists, and three-pointer props.

Porter left the January 26 game against the Clippers due to an eye injury and there was an increase in bets on the under for his props. Similarly, on March 20, Porter left a game against the Kings with an illness after only three minutes. Once again, the under hit on his various props. An unnamed source from a sportsbook told ESPN.com that people were trying to bet on Porter props during the game against the Clippers.

While it may be challenging for one player to influence the outcome of a bet on the final score of a game, individual players can have significant influence on their individual props, especially in regards to hitting the unders. This situation could be just the beginning of a larger issue that may lead to widespread federal regulation of professional and college sports as more states legalize sports betting. It is crucial to maintain the integrity of both the games and the bets being placed to ensure fairness for all involved.

By Samantha Nguyen

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