- Seventeen lawmakers are backing up a new Connecticut sports betting bill.
- Online sports betting in CT would be available via the two tribal casinos in the state.
HARTFORD, Ct. — Sports betting in Connecticut could finally be getting its rules in place after over three years of being legalized. A bill that would allow for online sports betting at tribal casinos could be approved sooner rather than later.
In addition to the governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont, announcing that he would back the bill to allow sports betting at the State of the State Address, seventeen Connecticut lawmakers have also jumped on board to back the idea.
The sports betting bill that was introduced, SB 146, would allow for two of Connecticut’s tribal casinos to offer legal online sports betting. There have been back and forth discussions between the state’s lawmakers and those in charge of the tribal gambling and it has been made clear that sports betting would go through them only.
Now that Ned Lamont has shown his support for the bill to be passed, it could be only a matter of time before they get the all-clear to offer online betting.
Now, if and when the bill does get passed, there would be a lot of moving parts as to which companies are going to be offering online betting. As for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, they have a deal in place right now where DraftKings sportsbook would be able to offer their services in the casino and online.
The Mohegan Tribe, on the other hand, has a deal with the Kambi group to offer their online and retail sportsbook as well.
Also in the bill, these two tribal casinos would also be allowed to offer online casino gaming.
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