The next governor of Connecticut must deal with sports betting. Following a Supreme Court ruling that legalized sports betting, Governor Dan Malloy began negotiations with the state’s tribal nations that operate Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in advance of an anticipated special session of the legislature that’s now off the table.
More from Chris Keating, Hartford Courant:
The change marks a sharp turnaround from nine months ago when lawmakers said they were far ahead of other states in laying the groundwork to prepare for sports betting. A representative from Major League Baseball said in April that Connecticut had the chance to pass model legislation that would be emulated by other states. But those days have passed.
… Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had been negotiating with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, who want to offer sports betting at their casinos in southeastern Connecticut. The tribes have said they believe they have exclusive rights to sports betting, but state Attorney General George Jepsen says they do not.
But lacking solid support in the legislature, Malloy has postponed negotiations with the tribes.
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