Sports betting, online gaming in Connecticut gains federal approval

Sports betting, online gaming in Connecticut gains federal approval

HARTFORD, CONN. Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that Connecticut has received a key federal approval for its plan to allow legalized sports wagering, online gambling and other new forms of betting.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has signed off on needed changes to the compacts between the state and its two federally recognized tribal nations, the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans, who operate the state’s two casinos and play major roles in the state’s gambling expansion plan, the governor said.

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