Lawmakers In Connecticut Are Considering New Sports Wagering Bills

Lawmakers in Connecticut are to run the rule over several new bills that would legalise sports betting in the state, though the legislation is dependent on Governor Ned Lamont reaching agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes.

Sponsored by Representative Joseph Gresko, House Bill 5168 would allow both tribes – currently the only entities licensed to offer gambling in the state – and other operators to apply for a new licence to offer sports wagering in Connecticut.

Operators would be able to offer both online and mobile sports betting without having a physical presence in the state.

However, in terms of land-based betting, this would be limited to facilities located on tribal lands.

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