The Connecticut Senate has passed legislation that will see the state’s tribal gaming compacts amended to include both online and retail sports betting. The bill passed a House vote last week and will now go to Governor Ned Lamont’s desk to be signed into law.
The Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 28-6 following the House vote of 122-21.
Once signed by the governor, the amended compacts must go before the Department of the Interior who will likely approve the new agreements in June or July by which time the state will have already started working on the necessary regulatory processes.
This would then allow the tribal casinos to launch their online and retail legal sports betting products and services just in time for the start of the NFL season