Sports betting, online gaming bill overwhelmingly passes out of public safety committee

Online gambling and sports better are one step closer to becoming a reality in Connecticut as the gaming bill overwhelmingly passed out of the Public Safety Committee today.

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2021, 3:06 PM

Updated 1,152 days ago

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Sports betting, online gaming bill overwhelmingly passes out of public safety committee
Online gambling and sports better are one step closer to becoming a reality in Connecticut as the gaming bill overwhelmingly passed out of the Public Safety Committee today.
The bill now goes directly to the Connecticut House floor.
Lamont’s plan gives the state's two tribal casinos control of sports and online betting, along with the CT Lottery.
The Lottery could open 15 sports betting locations across the state, including sites in Bridgeport and Hartford.
If state lawmakers approve the deal, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs must also sign off.
Backers hope to have sports wagering in place for the fall NFL season.
So far, the bill has only 2 "no" votes, but voting will stay open a bit longer


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