Regulation

Connecticut igaming bill passed by state senate

| By Conor Mulheir
Connecticut’s state senate has approved House Bill 6451, which would legalise online sports wagering, fantasy sports and other forms of igaming in the state through the state’s two tribal operators.
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The bill, which was introduced by Representative Brian Smith, was approved by 28 votes to 6 yesterday (25 May), and now heads to Governor Ned Lamont’s office for approval after which it may be signed into law.

It seeks to formalise agreements made by the Governor with the state’s Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes in March, and would permit the tribes to offer sports betting online and at land-based sportsbooks within the casinos they operate, in addition to igaming and fantasy sports contests.

Under the bill, each tribe would be allowed to operate one skin for online sports betting and another for igaming.

The bill also allows the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to run one skin for sports betting outside tribal lands, as well as retail wagering at 15 locations across the state, provided they are located at least 25 miles from tribal reservations.

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