Connecticut Governor signs sports betting and igaming bill into law

Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont has signed into law a bill that will legalise online sports wagering, fantasy sports and other forms of igaming.


House Bill 6451 formalises agreements made by Lamont with the state’s Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes in March, allowing the tribes to offer sports wagering online and at land-based sportsbooks within the casinos they operate.

The tribes will also now be able to offer igaming and fantasy sports contests, with each tribe permitted to operate one skin for online sports betting and another for igaming.

The bill also allows the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to run one skin for sports wagering outside tribal lands, as well as retail betting at 15 locations across the state, provided they are located at least 25 miles from tribal reservations.

House Bill 6451 secured approval in the state’s House and Senate before moving to the Governor for sign-off.

Governor Lamont and the tribes will now seek approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the US Department of Interior to amend the state’s compact with the tribes, in order to commence legal online gaming and sports wagering in Connecticut.

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