A Connecticut lawmaker stated Monday that sports activities betting will come to his state in 2021, according to a report from the _Hartford Courant.
“Sports betting will be legalized in 2021,” stated Rep. Sean Scanlon, a Democrat from Guilford. “You can bet on it.”
Scanlon, who serves because the co-chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, made the assertion shortly after Foxwoods introduced a partnership with Boston-based DraftKings.
The partnership will enable the every day fantasy sports-giant, which additionally serves as one of many largest on-line sportsbooks within the nation, to run Foxwoods’ sports activities betting operations when the state ultimately legalizes the exercise.
Gambling in Connecticut is just allowed on the state’s two tribal casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. In 2019, lawmakers tried to move a sports activities betting invoice that might enable sports activities betting at brick-and-mortar casinos and off-track betting services.
While there hasn’t been any indication of what language can be included within the proposed 2021 model, if the state allowed one other entity to supply sports activities betting, it may put its present pact with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes in danger. Comments made by Gov. Ned Lamont Monday point out that the tribes can be on the heart of any sports activities betting invoice in 2021 and that on-line betting will seemingly be included.
“We’ve been talking about this for close to a decade in this state and frankly the whole world is moving virtual and that includes the gaming industry,” stated Lamont. “And I think Connecticut ought to participate and it ought to be led by the tribes.”
If handed subsequent yr, Connecticut would grow to be the third state to legalize sports activities betting in New England. Rhode Island launched sports activities betting on the finish of 2018 and New Hampshire rolled out its market a yr later.