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CT tribal compact bill heads to Senate after clearing House

| By Robert Fletcher
The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted through a bill that would ratify compact amendments allowing the state’s two tribal operators to offer igaming and sports betting.
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House Bill 6451 was approved last night (May 20) by a vote of 122-21 and will now progress to the state’s Senate for further debate and discussion.

Should it also gain approval in the Senate, the bill would move to Governor Ned Lamont for sign-off, then to the US Department of the Interior for final review before coming into law.

Introduced by Representative Brian Smith, HB 6451, seeks to formalize agreements Lamont reached with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes in March of this year.

The amended gaming compacts would permit the tribes to offer sports betting online and at land-based sportsbooks, as well as igaming and fantasy sports contests.

Online gaming and sports betting would be accessible both on-site at the tribes’ land-based casinos, as well as outside the facilities. Each tribe would be permitted to operate one skin for online sports betting and one for igaming.

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