Place your bets! Connecticut lawmakers approve sports betting and online gambling

After years of trying, Connecticut finally approved sports and online betting.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2021, 10:56 AM

Updated 1,090 days ago

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Place your bets! Connecticut lawmakers approve sports betting and online gambling
After years of trying, Connecticut finally approved sports and online betting.
Lawmakers approved the bill last night.
Bettors won't have to drive all the way to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun.
The Connecticut Lottery can also offer sports wagers at up to 15 locations across the state.
People in the state will also be able to bet on cellphones, including table games like poker and blackjack.
For sports wagers, the state gets an almost 14% cut. For online games, it's 18% at first, then 20%.
Fantasy sports apps, such as FanDuel, may be shut down in a few months since the state will now require a license.
The bill now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont's office where he is expected to sign it.
Supporters hope Connecticut residents could begin placing sports wagers by Labor Day.


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