Connecticut might join the list of states with regulated online gambling as a legislative committee approves the proposal regarding sports betting. The proposal also included sections regarding online casino gambling and other betting forms within the state.
The panel now waits for the US Department of the Interior to approve the changes. The proposal will establish a relationship between two federally recognized tribal nations and Connecticut. Both tribal nations play crucial roles in Connecticut’s gambling expansion plan.
It took the Department of Consumer Protection months to articulate a diverse proposal regarding sports betting. Finally, the department submitted the set of guidelines to the Regulations Review Committee of the General Assembly. The department ensured to use a fast-tracked procedure to speed up the approval.
Democratic Governor Ned Lamont’s administration and the Mohegans and the Mashantucket Pequots are involved in the proposal. Both entities have showcased a prior interest in legalizing sports betting before the NFL season starts on September 9th.
Michelle H. Seagull, DCP Commissioner, talked about the situation. According to Michelle, the proposed regulation intends to establish a licensing framework and integrate standards for data privacy security and regulated gambling, allowing consumers to access new gaming sectors in Connecticut safely.
The General Assembly approved legislation with Lamont’s signature, allowing quasi-public Connecticut Lottery Corp. The legislation also allowed the Mohegan and the Mashantucket Pequots to run online and in-person sports wagering within the state. Both tribes act as the Mohegan Sun resorts and Foxwoods Resort Casino operators and owners, respectively.
Governor Ned Lamont also commented on the development. According to Ned, passing the regulations for online gambling and sports wagering is a substantial step for Connecticut and its partners in the new marketplace. Collaborating with the Mashantucket Pequot, the Mohegan Tribe, and the Connecticut Lottery Corp has created the country-leading legislation. It will position the state as a leader in the sector, providing an elevated UX for eligible residents.
With the recent development, the state will certainly benefit from the development.