Lamont: Federal government gives final approval for CT sports betting
Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that the federal government has given Connecticut final approval to offer sports betting and online casino games.
Gov. Lamont tweeted, "Today's announcement puts Connecticut on the cusp of providing a modern, technologically advanced gaming experience competitive with our neighboring states."
Under the plan, sports betting will be allowed online, at Connecticut’s two casinos and multiple satellite locations including Bridgeport, Norfolk and Stamford.
State Sen. Cathy Osten applauded the news, saying in a statement, "I'm very excited that we have jumped yet another hurdle. It's very exciting to see this process moving along. Now we just have to wait for the state Department of Consumer Protection to issue the gaming licenses. That will be the final piece of the puzzle. Then Connecticut will have sports betting and online gaming."