Sports betting and online gambling closer to reality in CT as bills advance

Sports betting and online gambling closer to reality in CT as bills advance

Connecticut inched closer to legalizing sports betting and online gambling Wednesday with votes by a legislative committee to send gaming-expansion bills to the floors of the Senate and House of Representatives.

The Public Safety and Security Committee action places before the full General Assembly a deal recently struck by the administration of Gov. Ned Lamont with the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans, the tribal nations with exclusive rights to casino gambling.

The committee action was expected but nonetheless represents a milestone in the Lamont administration’s struggle to navigate the legal and historical complexities of tribal compacts, changing market dynamics and conflicting parochial interests of legislative voting blocs.

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