The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) ordered all legal sportsbooks to close betting lines involving the Alabama Crimson Tide’s college baseball team.
Matthew T. Shuler, executive director of the OCCC, said the decision was made because of “suspicious wagering activity” found during a Friday game against LSU. Alabama lost the game 8-6 on the road, bringing them to 30-15 on the year.
It is not out of the ordinary for sportsbooks to halt betting odds for events receiving abnormally large bets or traffic. It is, however, a matter that needs to be taken seriously by a state that only launched its legal sports betting market at the turn of the year.