HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Closing approval on a invoice that will permit on-line gaming and sports activities betting is predicted from the Connecticut State Senate on Tuesday.
The invoice, labeled Home Invoice 6451 “An Act Regarding Gaming Agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut,” handed via the state Home of Representatives final week.
The vote was 122-21.
Following a vote by senators on Tuesday, it will head to Gov. Ned Lamont for his signature.
Lawmakers are shifting ahead with a invoice that will permit wagering and on-line betting right here in Connecticut.
Lawmakers stated the invoice is predicated on a brand new, contractual settlement negotiated between Lamont and the tribal nations that should nonetheless be permitted by the U.S. Division of Inside and printed within the Federal Register.
It permits the tribes to conduct in-person and on-line sports activities wagering and fantasy sports activities wagering on their reservations, and to conduct on-line sports activities betting for on line casino video games and fantasy sports activities.
The invoice additionally permits the Connecticut Lottery to conduct in-person and on-line sports activities wagering, on-line Keno, and on-line lottery video games. The CT Lottery can even conduct in-person sports activities wagering at as much as 15 services, which can be licensed off-track betting services in accordance with the creation of an working settlement.
In trade for the appropriate to conduct expanded playing operations, the invoice requires month-to-month funds from the tribes and the CT Lottery to the state’s Basic Fund starting from 13.75 p.c to twenty p.c of gross revenues from sports activities wagering, on-line on line casino gaming, and fantasy contests, and annual funds of $500,000 from every tribe and $1 million from the CT Lottery towards sure drawback playing packages. The invoice additionally delays the authorization of an off-reservation on line casino gaming facility in East Windsor for 10 years.
Lastly, lawmakers stated the invoice additionally creates a licensing course of for fantasy sports activities betting websites like DraftKings and FanDuel. These websites can be allowed to function in Connecticut like every other type of sports activities wagering after the state creates rules and points licenses to them.
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